[NTLK] Hi there - maximizing LCD Contrast and readability in direct sunlight
timkaluza at mac.com
Tue Apr 27 16:49:00 EDT 2010
I'm not sure that I understood your "problem" right - the screen isn't just readable or are the pixels turning black?
What happens with a foil? Actually you can pull up the contrast button because the reflected sunlight enhances the readability in turning up the contrast. I mean Newt's LCD Display doesn't provide our eye with light. It's just that its less light than the surrounding ( the one pixel) therefore maximising the contrast should help here to, shouldn't it?
Sorry for that not simple formulation - my english is too poor for technical turns.
Hopefully you got, what I'm talking about!
All the best!
Am 24.04.2010 um 17:51 schrieb Lord Groundhog:
> ~~~ On 2010/04/24 09:30, Tim Kaluza at timkaluza at me.com wrote ~~~
>> 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
>> 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
> Sorry to swerve from the topic just a tad but you have me wondering. I find
> that after more than a minute or two, my Newton's screen goes dark if the
> sunlight truly is direct. My solution is that I make a point of turning the
> screen so the sun isn't directly on it, or else is in the shade. The
> alternative is for the LCD But since my polarized sunglasses 'light up'
> the Newton screen, it's no loss of visibility. In fact, indirect sunlight +
> polarized shades are an improvement if anything.
> So my question is, why doesn't your Newton go dark in the direct sunlight?
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