[mythtv-users] mythlcdserver and 2 line LCD display

Matt skd5aner at gmail.com
Sun Jan 21 06:00:34 UTC 2007

On 1/19/07, Big Wave Dave <bigwavedave at gmail.com> wrote:
> I recently purchased the CrystalFontz 632 (16x2) LCD display.  I have
> it working fine with LCDproc v0.5.1.
> I'm a little confused with the way MythTV is using the display at the moment.
> -When displaying the time (non-"big time" mode) it uses the bottom line.
> -When displaying menu info it uses both top and bottom lines.
> -However, when displaying the channel/show name it alternates between
> the two items on the top line... leaving the bottom line empty.
> Shouldn't it display both at the same time... one on top, and the
> other on the bottom?  Do other people have this occuring with a 2-line
> display?
> Thanks,
> Dave
> _______________________________________________

I've seen it too Dave.  I have a different LCD than you, mine's
actually a VFD, but it's 16x2.  It's because of the progress bar as
other's mentioned.

In addition, I think I'd rather seen an option to scroll things that
take up more than the width instead of splitting it up to multiple
"screens".  For example, it'll show the network, then the show title,
and the episode title.  If any of those are longer than 16 characters,
it'll present the rest on the next "screen".  I'd rather it only do
screen changes when it's presenting different information and
scrolling when something is too long.


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