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[OTZ80] [Poll] Do you want a backlit screen?
« on: August 25, 2010, 01:55:49 am »
As the title says: do you want a backlit screen?

Consider the use, power usage, price, etc. when deciding.

Note that this includes both built in backlights, and separate backlights. Also, there is a hardware switch to turn it on.
(Can be controlled by software, if possible/needed.)
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 02:04:38 am »
I voted no because i cant see a situation where it would be needed outside of gaming (since this needs to be math oriented as well if we are to sell it) if its dark and you need light on your calc, you probably will need light on your homework as well! ;D

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010, 04:04:18 am »
I'M not sure if this is necessary. While some people may use the calc for gaming, its primary use is maths. Who does homework in the darkness? He won't even be able to see what he's writing. :P
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010, 06:08:31 am »
Yes, but if so then I am against the wifi, the combination of these would be * lethal* for batteries. Also, if the backlight makes the LCD (which for sure is the most expensive part alongside the case (I guess so at least)) more expensive then I might reconsider my vote.
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010, 04:42:57 pm »
If wi-fi is included as well as this, I think the LED should turn into a different color when in wi-fi mode, unless the wi-fi enabled indicator was on the screen. That way it would be easier for people to know if their battery will be drained faster or not.
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010, 08:13:09 pm »
i like the idea of attachable external lights with with a battery pack. i used to have one of those for an old gba and it was incredibly useful

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010, 08:19:11 pm »
This would suck up power, and would not be practical for the average user.

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2010, 08:20:02 pm »
Wow, 6 vs 6. Quite a tie there!
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2010, 08:21:05 pm »
I agree with SirCmpwn, a backlight would not be useful for the average user however, I think it would be nice to have it as an optional function for those of us (and any future members) who may use it.

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2010, 08:23:57 pm »
The miniusb port would provide power, and I believe we decided to include a miniusb->standard usb female adapter, and there are plenty of usb lights you could plug in to get the same thing, without using the extra cost for something the average user will not use.

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2010, 08:55:30 pm »
What about having a light that can only be used if there's a power source attached (like when it's charging from the USB port)?




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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2010, 09:03:58 pm »
I think a backlight is a good idea, but definitely have a on/off switch.  If you're working at the computer with no other lights, it's hard to see the calc screen.

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2010, 09:05:37 pm »
And if there will be a backlight, it should definitely disable itself if the batteries are low.




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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2010, 09:49:40 am »
I voted yes. Backlights can make a big difference in visibility. I'd cite The Gameboy advance SP and nintendo DS as great examples. Also remember that we will likely be able to control brightness or turn it off all together.
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2010, 11:58:11 am »
I voted yes, so long as they can be turned off (i.e. the screen does not depend on the backlight for visibility, not like on laptops).