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Thread: (SOLVED) How can I tell if my Lilliput is transflective?

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    (SOLVED) How can I tell if my Lilliput is transflective?

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    (It's transflective)

    To sum up:
    1. Purplish color when off.
    2. Visible (mostly) in direct sunlight, not a 'mirror'.
    3. Check pics here for comparisons: My transflective upgrade - CTF700-SH w/comparisons
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    I ordered a EBY-701 Lilliput from an online store recently. It is supposed to be transflective, but I am not sure how to tell. I figured the warranty sticker would be missing or damaged from where they opened it up to make the modifications, but the sticker is intact. Any ideas? Are the internals different? I don't mind opening it if need be.

    Just curious. It cost a lot of money, and I would like to be sure. I would feel a bit better.

    Thanks,

    butta86

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    Try to look at an image in it in direct sunlight.


    If you can see it, it's transreflective.

    If you can't, it ain't

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    Thanks... I think

    If your post was trying to be helpful, then thanks, I appreciate it.

    If you were being sarcastic, well, thanks for your "help".


    Either way, that does not really satisfy me. Maybe it would help if you knew that I've never seen a stock Lilliput monitor, so I really have no means of comparison.

    Thanks

    butta86

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    There are some comparison photos in this thread: My transflective upgrade - CTF700-SH w/comparisons

    You can see in the pictures that the transreflective screen has a slightly purplish color to it when the monitor is off and of course the image quality is much better in direct sunlight with a lot less reflectivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butta86 View Post
    If your post was trying to be helpful, then thanks, I appreciate it.

    If you were being sarcastic, well, thanks for your "help".


    Either way, that does not really satisfy me. Maybe it would help if you knew that I've never seen a stock Lilliput monitor, so I really have no means of comparison.

    Thanks

    butta86

    It was both, the whole idea of the transflectives is to be able to see, reasonable well, the display in direct sunlight.

    If you look at it direct sunlight and can hardly see anything that would be a standard lilliput.

    If you can read and see most, if not all, the screen clearly it will be transflective.

    There is no need to have any prior knowledge of a standard lilliput to be able to judge from the above information whether you have a tranny or not.

    If you can't tell by looking, from my description, then you have wasted your money anyway then.

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    a normal lilliput screen looks like a mirror in direct sunlight. i need to cover the display with my hand to see anything on it in the sunlight..

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    Thanks everyone for your help. It is transflective.

    Really. Thanks Everyone. I sure do appreciate your help. My screen is definitely transflective.

    I feel better now.

    I DO love my screen.

    Oh and BTW, now that it is solved, I purchased it at mo-co-so.com and have had nothing but great experiences with them.

    I have also placed a few orders with the mp3car.com store and have to say that I am quite impressed. Any questions regarding my orders were answered very quickly, and I ALWAYS received my items the next day.

    Thanks.

    butta86

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    What's the real story with things being "optically bonded" though? I've seen the pictures, but how much difference does it really make?

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    i think the 'optically bonded' thing isnt a big of a deal as most make it seem. i too have a eby701 'sunlight readable' screen... and it does look purple when off and it does an excellent job of being readable in direct sun even if you have sunglasses on. optically bonded? probably not, but unless this screen falls apart in a couple years, which i dont think it will, then i dont see the big deal either way.

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    btw, thanks butta86 for posting a update in the thread once you got it resolved!

    while i don't have, and have never had a chance to look at a transflective lilliput, the biggest difference is that the light has less chance to bounce off another surface-- if you put 2 panes of glass back-to-back(which i have done), you will still get some reflection from the air gap between the 2 panels, no matter how closely you squeeze them together.

    as soon as you fill that gap with water, or some other clear material, the 2 sheets of glass look like one-- because there is no longer a air gap, and not really any way for a image to reflect between the 2 sheets. that is the primary advantage to optical bonding.

    the bottom line for me is that if you are paying $600-800 for a 7" monitor, anything that makes the screen better will make it a little bit better of a deal. the worst thing for me is to have to pay that much for a monitor, only to find that there is a technonlogy that can make the display even better for only a hundred bucks more...

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