[NTLK] Hi there - maximizing LCD Contrast and readability in direct sunlight

Tim Kaluza timkaluza at me.com
Sat Apr 24 04:30:38 EDT 2010

Hi there!

The Newton is quite good to be read in direct sunlight. But why shouldn't be there a way to improve it. 

First of all the technique behind is:  Transflective liquid crystal display
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transflective_liquid_crystal_display ) 

Therefore I took a aluminium foil behind the lcd-screen but before the light emisson-source. 
Very nice outcome. Readability in direct sunlight very good. But you can't use the backlight anymore. Therefore I searched for a foils that can pass light: Space blanket / mylar blanket. 
Readability very good but the backlight is much to weak to really light the screen. 

Do you have any further ideas? 

All the best!

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