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Discussion in 'Improvement Suggestions' started by Schrauber, April 23, 2004.

  1. drullens

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    Hi,



    I use a DIGN HV5 case and it has a VFD built in that is controlled through the parallel port. Will VFD's also be supported? Since I'm no expert on this, I wonder if sending messages to a LCD is much different from sending it to a VFD.

    Grts, Dave
     
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  3. Anonymous

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    No one will send messages to the LCD! :wink: Well, MediaPortal wont. The plugin will send the messages to one/all of the many existing LCD softwares. This LCD software then will send the data to your display.
    So you'll have to find a LCD software that supports your display.

    Here's a list to start with:
    Girder
    jaLCDs
    LCDC
    LCDHype
    LCDInfo
    LCDStudio
    Smartie

    Good luck!
     
  4. Schmidti

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    @HdWagner and all

    has anybody met Frodo on IRC #mediaportal Efnet and discussed with him the implementation of the LCD support? I think at the actual status that`s the only way to go.

    My Mediaportal case / new hardware will be ready within the next two weeks. I hope I will have something to eat for my GLCD-Display. :D
    Frodo and HdWagner you are our heroes!!! Please help me/us if you have the time! :wink:
     
  5. Anonymous

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    I went on the other day but neither where around :(
     
  6. Anonymous

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    For these gimmicks I want an LCD plugin. I have a Pollin kit here (still didn't have the time to assemble it though) and want to put this LCD in my MSI Hermes.

    For me, it should:
    - display date, time, free space, CPU usage when idle
    - When playing music, display artist, title, position, length and album info
    - When playing video, display video title, length, position and a progress bar
    - When looking at photos display filename, number of current picture and number of pictures totally in list/directory
    - When watching TV, display station name I watch, name of the broadcast, type (e.g. Action movie), progress bar and time in a small font
    - When recording a show, display station name, show name, progress bar, show type and time
    - In program guide mode, display currently highlighted program (station name, show name, show type, time to start, length and the like)
     
  7. CoolHammer
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    Schmidti: May I ask where / how did you get your lcd. Is it connected via USB?

    CoolHammer
     
  8. lugiber

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    Perhaps you live in different timezones. Why don't you try and send him a private message via the forum?

    /Peter
     
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    If you tell people in which country you live i am sure they can tell you where to get hold of a lcd display. Most lcds are connected via paralell port or the com port. There are usb lcds available too, but they are more expensive and in my opinion no better than the paralell/com port ones. Besides you probably have more use for your usb ports than your com ports right?

    /Peter
     
  10. Schmidti

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    CoolHammer:
    GLCD/ 128x64/KS0108 Controler/ LPT- parallel-port /blue backlight
    dimension:
    window : 33,2mm x 66,5mm
    max. dimesion: 70mm x 93mm

    Type:
    LCD 64128A BLAU

    www.Reichelt.de (search LCD)
     
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    ok, its time LCD find its way into Mediaportal
    i would like to discuss how todo this with hdwagner,
    so maybe we can meet on irc, msn, mail??

    frodo
     
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