[mythtv-users] IMON LCD backlight

Jay Foster jayf0ster at sbcglobal.net
Fri Dec 11 19:51:59 UTC 2009

On 12/11/2009 8:53 AM, Ronald Frazier<ron at ronfrazier.net> wrote:
> All in all, I'm more disappointed than not by the iMon LCD. I can't
> use it to turn on the system via remote like I hoped (since the remote
> sucks IMHO). The backlight doesn't turn off when the system shuts
> down. The LCD's contrast actually sucks pretty badly, such that it's
> hard to read the LCD from any reasonable distance unless the text is
> full height (which really limits how much text you can display at
> once). The fixed set of status icons has quickly become dated (options
> for video format are mpeg, xvid, divx, and wmv). All in all, I thought
> it would have been a really cool toy, but I've lost a lot of my
> enthusiasm for it. About the only way it comes in very handy for me is
> that I have it setup (using my own custom software to control it and
> interface with myth) to display myth's playback progress using one of
> the iMon's progress bars, so I can quickly glance at it and see a show
> is about halfway done (convenient when my wife has control of the
> remote...easier than asking her to hit the button to check).
My iMon LCD display has always displayed a progress bar when playing 
recordings.  I didn't have to add any custom code for this.  It does 
not, however, use any of the fixed status icons for anything.

I remember configuring the contrast when I built the LCDd (or was it 
lcdproc?).  The how to I followed had a step to tweak the value until 
you got one you liked.  I had to build from source, since the version 
that comes with Ubuntu 8.10 does not support my iMon version.


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