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There are basically three display types
 
There are basically three display types
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The graphic LC-Displays are relatively expensive. Therefore some people use the [[PSone LCD]] for purposes other than intended.
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Graphic LCD displays are relatively expensive. Therefore some people use the [[PSone LCD]] for purposes other than intended.
  
LCDs are working on the basis of liquid crytals in contrast to VFDs ('''''V'''acuum '''F'''luorescent '''D'''isplay'') which are working with fluorescent gases and have a greater contrast.
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LCDs are working on the basis of liquid crystals in contrast to VFDs ('''''V'''acuum '''F'''luorescent '''D'''isplay'') which are working with fluorescent gases and have a greater contrast.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:53, 19 March 2006

Displays are mostly used to display channel information, as shown briefly on the OSD after channel switching.

When the menu is called, this is also displayed on the display. Therefore it is possible to control VDR without a connected/enabled TV, e.g. to use VDR only as MP3 player.

There are basically three display types

Type Remark Needed VDR plugin Image
Alphanumeric LCD displays Letter and digits only LCDproc Display with 20x4 characters
Graphic LCD displays black and white only GraphLCD Display with 240x128 pixels
Colored TFT displays Plugin in early beta state GraphTFT

Graphic LCD displays are relatively expensive. Therefore some people use the PSone LCD for purposes other than intended.

LCDs are working on the basis of liquid crystals in contrast to VFDs (Vacuum Fluorescent Display) which are working with fluorescent gases and have a greater contrast.