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    AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3



    Hi,
    please don't forget the additional signs on LCD displays like the "rec" icon. I have posted some photos in this post.
     
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    AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    I will add support for the various icons on the LCD (as long as I can retrieve the necessary information from MediaPortal, I have to investigate first which information can be accessed in which way)
     
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    AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    I'm really excited :p That is the last peace that makes my HTPC full functional :p
     
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    Re: AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    Uhm.... as i said im not quite into plugin programming, but i do wonder:

    The old Imon VFD LCD plugin doesnt work because It doesnt comunicate with updated imon software (but it works with Mediaportal 1.1.3 and old IMON 6 release).

    From this, i get that the old plug in withdraws the info from mediaportal properly (EVERY small icon, progress bars and everything) But the communication with updated imon 8 is broken.....

    So how about asking the programmer of said old plugin for the source code, and upgrade it with new IMON 8 remote API support? It would save you LOTS of work i guess?

    :confused:
     
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    AW: Re: AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    The old plug-in is part of MediaPortal which is open source, so I already have the source code.

    I haven't had much time lately to work on the plug-in (I'm still working on an easy-to-use C# iMON Display API wrapper). After that I will check if the old code can just be updated. I'm not so sure about that. The iMON Display API seems to have some restrictions when it comes to displaying texts. E.g. you can only display one line of text with the iMON Display API while the old plug-in can display two lines of texts (at least on some LCD models). There might be differences when it comes to scrolling, too.

    However, it's good to know that the old plug-in supports all the icons, so I'm quite sure that I will be able to support all the icons, too.
     
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    Re: AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    That's funny, the screen they show on the picture looks exactly like my LCD. My opinion is that the companies who use the imon product mix up LCD/VFD when they write the product information pages, and so you actually have an LCD.
     
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    AW: Re: AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    You think i got an LCD... ok, i am not really sure.
    I just had the info from the webpage.

    Is there any chance to find out if i have a vfd or lcd?
     
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    Re: AW: Re: AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    I'm no expert, But I think LCD are backlight, whereas VFD are not backlight and use phosphorescent filaments (thanks wikipedia). So if you look at an VFD imon screen, you should not really be able to see the filaments that are not light up, wheras by looking at an LCD (especially the imon ones) the whole screen will glow.
     
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    AW: Re: AW: Re: AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    I just check on the soundgraph webpage.
    I think you are right, i have a VFD, lol... i should get a refund from Luxa.
     
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