[mythtv-users] IMON LCD backlight

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Fri Dec 11 20:00:24 UTC 2009

On Dec 11, 2009, at 2:51 PM, Jay Foster wrote:

> 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.

Support for a number of the status icons is in svn trunk now, has been there for a while.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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