Rockbox mail archiveSubject: RE: LCD mod?
RE: LCD mod?
From: Fred Maxwell <rockbox_at_anti-spam.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 21:17:40 -0400
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
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
> 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 > > > > > Do You Yahoo!? -- Une adresse _at_yahoo.fr gratuite et en franšais ! > Testez le nouveau Yahoo! Mail > >Received on 2003-09-22