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Subject: RE: Remote control with display
From: Andreas Stemmer (Andreas.Stemmer_at_web.de)
Date: 2002-10-05


> I honestly think this way is simpler. Especially as I would
> like to see it integrated with the WPS. If the LCD remote is
> in, the the remote LCD WPS info is sent down the serial line.
> If not, it is not. No extra modules (OK, maybe a new serial
> handling module, but we need that anyway ....).

I'd prefer it independent from WPS. Of course, one could design
a special WPS for the remote and one different for the archos
display, but I'd like to have the possibilty to let the remote
decide, which data has to be displayed.

> Now I'm not a coder, I may be wrong, but I don't see a remote
> polled situation being any simpler

Perhaps that's our problem, I'm a not a coder either ;-)
Perhaps some rockbox guys can give a statement which solution
is better (in terms of rockbox-realisation)

> (and unless you have a 'go' button on the remote, a polled
> situation is going to require insertion notification anyway,
> or it will draw MUCH more power).

That's true, the only difference is that in my case, only the
remote needs to know wheter it is connected or not, the jukebox
won't care.

> Good point. Maybe have to use the Archos poll scheme ....
> The other option would be to monitor for changes on the music
> lines, which would indicate insertion. Maybe the lines to
> the headphones change status on power-up? I'll check.

Very good idea!

> But I agree we should remain unconvinced until we can test this.
> However, the HW should be designed to accomodate all schemes,
> so the testing _can_ be done .... and I'm just a HW guy at heart
> (and mind). This is why all this discussion is a good idea.

My thoughts...

Andreas Stemmer



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