Published on 18th October 2005 by
From a usarbility point of view, it is arguably software designed by programmers, for programmers - code-shy novice users beware.
Originally Posted by Shadowed_furyBah, naughty bit-tech.
Do you know how tempting you've made a 15"/17" LCD mod sound? :)
Originally Posted by The_PopeI do actually. It's something I've considered in the past, but LCDs were £300 then. Now that you can pick up a 17" for about £130, it's very tempting indeed. Except I'm still using a 17" CRT for work, so I should probably splash out on dual TFTs for work before embarking on a mod like this.
But feel free to give it a go yourself - just make sure you post your progress in Project Worklogs :D
Originally Posted by The_PopeI believe he's talking to me :P
Originally Posted by kiljoihttp://www.bit-tech.net/content_images/matrix_orbital_mx6/shuttle.jpg
Who the hell is she, and where can I find her?
Originally Posted by TheModManSavageI'm going to have to defend the MX6 displays a bit. Now I know that they are fairly pricey, especially considering the fact that you can probably get a cheep LCD monitor for that price. I mean you could likely get a PIII for around 100 bucks these days. I don't think that's the point, it's really arguing apples and oranges.
The fact is that an LCD monitor is still not a PLED display, this is the only PLED display that I have ever seen sold on the consumer level and the fact that it is even semi effordable is amazing. PLEDs are brand new technology and as a result you pay a premium to be the only one on the block sporting one in your computer. I mean yay for PSone mods but they aren't even remotely similar to the MX6, they don't come with any of the same features and although it would be a cool mod to have, they only have around a 60 degree viewing angle and are damn near impossible to read across the room.
A PLED on the other hand can easily be read from quite a distance because they are so bright. Thats what makes them so good for use in a home theater PC system. Do you want to be able to read what song is playing when you are sitting on the couch? What about if your not at the optimal viewing angle? Does that matter to you? PLEDs have a 160 degree veiwing angle, that's the same as a plasma screen tv.
So why don't we start comparing the PLED from Matrix against some of its compeditors? Thats right there are none.
Originally Posted by LeeumAnother alternative... WCS sell character LCD's at a very good price.
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