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Subject: RE: (Video) Backlight on recorder dimming? (Video)

RE: (Video) Backlight on recorder dimming? (Video)

From: Chris Muth <>
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 22:19:23 -0600


I have the video of my recorder dimming.

The avi uses DivX ;-) MPEG4 V3 codec
The mpeg is, well, mpeg.
They are the same clip, and are of equivalent quality/resolution.
The avi is 417,792 bytes long, and the mpeg is 2,273,233 bytes
long. If you can view the DivX 5 avi, go with that, else grab the

As you can see, one time the backlight just goes off, and the next time
the backlight will dim. Please not the way the backlight gets brighter just
before dimming.

Both of the times the backlight went off, were after my having momentarily
pressed the off button to turn the backlight on.

Here is a way to cause it to happen;
1) Turn on.
2) The backlight will some times go off, and others it will dim.
3) Momentarily press the off button to make the backlight come on and wait for it
   to go off.
4) repeat 3) and some times the backlight will go off and others it will dim.

The utter lack of repeatability makes this a bummer to pin down.
Can anyone comment on what controls the backlight?


-Chris Muth

Original message from: Chris Muth
>Hey Roland,
>The label on the back says;
>S/N 022503635
>I purchased it off of eBay, I do not know where it was purchased originally.
>The firmware is version 1.28
>How is it produced? <>
>If I press the volume up the BL will go off. If I press up again, the BL will dim.
>If I press down (after pressing up) the BL will go off. If I press down again it will dim.
>This is not exact, but it is close.
>I think the most telling thing is that this happens with the firmware 1.28/1.27d and
>rockbox 1.4 and daily build CVS-021220.
>I will try to rustle up a video of this happening. Just as soon as I con find a camera.
>Maybe two weeks. Maybe not at all though. We will see.
>It is the (?newer?) jukebox recorder that has the really dark bumpers and not the blue ones.
>It also has a dark face plate and not the blue one.
>Here are a few pictures to look at.
>jukebox.jpg is from the auction.
>jukebox{2-4}.jpg are from my wireless phone, not too bad considering.
>Best Regards,
> Chris Muth
>Original message from:
>>indeed, this is strange !
>>Perhaps, we should collect some information:
>>- what exact jb model ?
>>- where and when was it bought ?
>>- when/how does it happen ?
Received on 2003-01-13

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