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    Quick powerstrip/PSOne LCD question

    Quick question for those of you who use powerstrip...

    In my experience, since powerstrip loads after the OS, there is always a brief amount of time when the screen displays junk...is this also true when coming out of hibernation?

    In other words, if I mod a PSOne screen to accept VGA input, then use powerstrip and a compatible graphics card to control it, and then hibernate my computer when I turn my car offf, will I still get junk on the screen while the compuer is resuming?

    Thanks in advance for any replies, as I have no way of testing this currently (dang M2 ATX burned my MB and processor).

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    That's correct. Sorry for taking so long to reply, I've been MIA for a couple a months.

    Now, the other prob with powerstrip, is if you don't do a proper shutdown, it won't load the timings the next time you boot. I got around this by making the ini file read only (if I remember correctly).
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    Thanks for the reply. That's too bad...that PSOne screen is a really nice screen, in my opinion. The one I have is completely sunlight readable (or almost completely)...I don't really understand why Sony could produce a (realtively) cheap screen with sufficent backlighting to be seen in sunlight and no one else seems to be able to. I bought the thing four years ago for goodness sake...

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    the smaller the screen, the easier to backlight brightly.. this might have something to do with it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6 View Post
    the smaller the screen, the easier to backlight brightly.. this might have something to do with it....
    Yeah...I guess because screen area increases much more quickly than the length and width of the screen as screens become larger...and since LCDs are "backlit" from the side, there is relatively less backlight per cm2 of screen as the screen becomes larger. And...since the output of a given fluorescent tube is largely determined by the length of the tube (at least from my research), then the only way to increase light output would be to increase the number of tubes or the diameter of the tube (more phosphor per unit length).

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    yeap, especially in the 3-5" range, the brightness goes up incressingly as the size comes down, & not proportionaly... IE 1 inch from 5-4" screen size is equivelent increase to maybe 7" difference in say a 15" monitor for the same nit increase...

    those #'s aren't exact at all, but just an idea of how much it ramps up the smaller it gets...

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    I dunno man, I lived with my PSone screen for probably 4 years before I finally upgraded to a lilliput. It was a great screen, and I may even consider doing it again for some other projects. Get a 5.4" touchsreen overlay from digitallww.com, and viola, a cheap 5" touchscreen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    Get a 5.4" touchsreen overlay from digitallww.com, and viola, a cheap 5" touchscreen.
    Yeah...I'm thinking about running SD on the PSOne with RCA input (although fine details on navigation maps probably wouldn't look their best) With a nice graphics card with RCA output, screen images look pretty sharp...as after all, it's just a 5" screen. And, I've built an upgraded backlight that makes it very sunlight readable.

    Of course, then I'll have the same problem I originally posted about...graphics cards often don't initialize/restart the RCA output until well after coming out of hibernation.

    I'm just hesistant to put the work into fabbing the PSOne screen into my dash if I'm eventually going to change it.

    Turbocad, I give you free license to make fun of me for being yet another person who considered the Luxeon upgrade only to end up not doing it. I will post pics of the PSOne operating with the CFLs though for comparison (eventually).

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    no... not make fun of at all... I wish I did see someone do it though

    did you buy them even?... I've had quite a few guys even tell me they actually bought them, but still nothing??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6 View Post
    no... not make fun of at all... I wish I did see someone do it though

    did you buy them even?... I've had quite a few guys even tell me they actually bought them, but still nothing??????
    Nah, didn't buy them. I was actually pretty impressed with the job the CFLs did. I had a single one watt Luxeon that I used to test the dispersion, output, etc, and after comparing the CFL vs. the Luxeon, I decided I didn't really want to deal with the dispersion issues of the LEDs when the CFLs provided more sufficent, even light across their entire surface. Heat turned out not to be an issue at all. Dimensionally, it was a wash...as you noted, the LEDs must some minimum distance behind the screen to allow for spread of the beam pattern...which was just about the same amount of room that the CFLs took up. So, rather than order $100 worth of LEDs that I wasn't sure were going to be superior, I decided to use what I had on hand.

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