Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: humongous lcds
Re: humongous lcds
From: Liberman Shachar <road_runner_at_barak.net.il>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 00:04:09 +0200
Well, one of my next questions was supposed to be if you think there was a
way to make a bigger remote screen work with the unit, so now i've got the
answer: "yeah, and it's way over my league."
of course I wasn't thinking about just wireing everything to a bigger lcd
just to get it to show in one corner... but still thinking of something
simple, I've thought of merging every 4 / 9 / 16 pixels to mini-squares, and
every pixel would be controlled by one pixel of the original remote. (or
simpler and better, probably there are bigger-pixels lcds out there) for
that project... I only have to get an lcd, find out how to rewire it (would
be hell), and have someone telling me if threading 16 pixels to one result
in over resistance of the unit and making it explode.
----- Original Message -----
From: "ian douglas" <id_at_w98.us>
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 1:50 AM
Subject: Re: humongous lcds
> George Styles wrote:
>> Couldnt it simulate the remote display on the iRiver, and then because
>> Rockbox is open source you can hack the code so as the remote screen
>> is 640x480 or whatever.
> I'm sure it could, but I can guarantee with 99.999% assurity that whatever
> graphics microcontroller is in your H100 series player is going to be
> different than whatever will 'drive' your new bigger screen - which means
> it's more than simply plugging wires - you'd have to get some
> middleware/firmware written for the new graphics controller to interpret
> the incoming graphics signal and translate it into signals that the new
> screen needs.
> As someone else mentioned, it's likely going to cost more than you're
> willing to pay for a small 'return' on the investment.
> It's totally doable, I'm sure, but I highly doubt it's a 'weekend'
Received on 2005-11-17