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Subject: RE: LCD mod?
From: Fred Maxwell (rockbox_at_anti-spam.org)
Date: 2003-09-22


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Regards,
  Fred Maxwell
  

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se] On
Behalf Of Bio Hazard
Sent: September 21, 2003 8:24 PM
To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
Subject: Re: LCD mod?

Archos Jukebox: $200
GameBoy Color: $50
All that soldering to get that color screen in that tiny box: Priceless
 
although i have to admit having a better screen in the JBR would be nice,
itd be way too much work...
 
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Maxwell" < <mailto:rockbox_at_anti-spam.org> rockbox_at_anti-spam.org>
To: < <mailto:rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se> rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2003 4:01 PM
Subject: RE: LCD mod?

> It's an interesting suggestion, but ultimately impractical. There is not
> sufficient room in the case for the larger LCD. The skills and tools
needed
> to splice it in electronically (e.g., SMT soldering) mean that few people
> could do that part of the mod. I don't know of a source for such displays

--
> other than buying TI calculators and stripping them.
> 
> I don't want to be a heretic, but you would probably be a lot better off
> buying an Apple iPod.  It's got the better display, has a much slicker
> package, plays MP3, AAC, WAV, MP3 VBR, Audible(6),and AIFF formats, and is
> probably less than the cost of an Archos Jukebox plus a graphing TI
> calculator.  In fact, I'd bet that you could earn enough to buy a brand
new
> iPod with fewer hours of work than it would take to graft a TI display
onto
> an Archos Jukebox.
> 
> Regards,
>   Fred Maxwell
>   
> -----Original Message-----
> From:  <mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se> owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
[mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se] On
> Behalf Of Minuk Choi
> Sent: September 21, 2003 6:03 PM
> To:  <mailto:rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se> rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Re: LCD mod?
> 
> 
> Hmm... the reason why I even brought this issue up was that the extra
> features like games and reading text is hard on the default LCD.   For
> viewing ease, I thought maybe something can be done to either increase the
> width of the screen(for viewing text), or allow shades of black.
> 
> -Mark
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Laurent DEFERT SIMONNEAU 
> To:  <mailto:rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se> rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se 
> Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2003 5:36 PM
> Subject: Re: LCD mod?
> 
> 
> Just for the info:
> The TI83 (and also 89,82...) only have a black and white screen. Grayscale
> colors are obtained by blinking pixel at a high rate... But I don't think
> our JBR and FMR are powerful enough to do such a thing...
> 
> 
> Minuk Choi < <mailto:Choi.Minuk_at_verizon.net> Choi.Minuk_at_verizon.net>
wrote:
> Hey guys,
> 
>     I'm not too savvy on the hardware... but I was just wondering... the
> Archos FMR has a 1 bit screen(each pixel can be on or off).  Is it
possible
> to say, replace the LCD screen with one from a graphing calculator(TI-83
or
> something) which can support grayscale display?  I mean, the display will
> remain as it is... but then some applications can be written specifically
to
> assign a gray scale color value to a pixel.  
> 
>     Of course, this is assuming that the assignment of values of the
pixels
> on the screen is done from the software end and can be extended, and not
> hardware wise in which case... it wouldn't work... I think
> 
> 
> 
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