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[OTZ80] Do you want a backlit screen?
« on: June 28, 2011, 03:14:24 pm »
Do you want a backlit screen? (This will apply to any screen, whether it's color, grayscale, or B/W.)

Consider the use, power usage, price, etc. when deciding. 
Note that there is a hardware switch to turn it on. (Can be controlled by software, if possible/needed.)

Discuss below as needed. If there is a consensus to change this vote in any way, it will be done.
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Re: [OTZ80] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 03:23:48 pm »
when it can be turned on/off, a backlight is a must, so you don't have to turn the lights on when you suddenly came up with a great idea for a program at night :P
And for power usage: if it's turned off, it would consume just as much power as when it wouldn't have one
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Re: [OTZ80] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 03:56:06 pm »
Yes, the PRIZM and nspire-CX have it, why shouldn't this one have it?

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Re: [OTZ80] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 11:34:11 am »
As long as we can find a suitable screen that we can turn it off from.  If we can't find one like that, then the results of this poll are rather nulled anyway.

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Re: [OTZ80] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2011, 02:07:58 pm »
I said no (one of the few lol). I guess if we can turn it off it wouldn't be much of a battery hog.




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Re: [OTZ80] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2011, 03:41:18 pm »
yeah, we would definitely want to save that option in a preference or flag somewhere, and make sure it was disable-able.  I probably wouldn't use it, but voted "yes" considering the option to turn it off.

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Re: [OTZ80] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2011, 04:47:30 pm »
depends on how it would change the price.
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Re: [OTZ80] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2011, 06:09:52 pm »
depends on how it would change the price.

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Re: [OTZ80] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2011, 06:45:28 pm »
I think a backlit screen is a must. The Prizm's backlight is very useful.
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Re: [OTZ80] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2011, 06:52:11 pm »
True.  I'm working on finding some lcd's that would suit our purpose.

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Re: [OTZ80] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2011, 09:20:03 pm »
I also voted no, but if the backlight can be turned off, I would go for yes. However, I think the n-spire CX uses too much battery power on its backlight, and I really don't enjoy having to charge it every few days.  ;)

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Re: [OTZ80] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2011, 11:08:18 pm »
If possible, it should be an LED backlight, they use less power than CFL ones, though the light is distributed slightly unevenly,

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Re: [OTZ80] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2011, 11:28:27 pm »
CFLs are not really the best choice for small screens anyways. LEDs can be fine, esp. if we're dealing with PSP or smaller. Example: I believe the GBA SP uses LEDs, with a really good light spreader.

If you use LEDs, though, it'll be more effective to have them frontlighting, if I remember correctly.

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Re: [OTZ80] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2011, 12:22:20 am »
Just saying that because I have seen some calc-sized screens that do use CFLs.

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Re: [OTZ80] Do you want a backlit screen?
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2011, 04:05:50 am »
I voted yes, and I think it's worth the price, I've always wanted a calculator I can use when it's dark :)