|Re: Segmented vs Dot Matrix|
Message #14 Posted by Walter B on 27 Nov 2008, 1:50 a.m.,
in response to message #13 by DaveJ
Combinations may save some picture elements. How many? Let's go to the limits:
For a soft key line like this:
fixed at the bottom of the display, we need 5x19x6 pixels + 6 horizontal bars for possible submenu marks, resulting in 576 picture elements. The 5 vertical separation bars may be printed.
Above we need at least one output line like the top line Michele proposed, i.e. 11x11 + 13 = 134 elements.
From the set of indicators Michele showed, we may drop the 6 vertical and 2 horizontal arrows, so I count 21 including the unary minus and a possible third prefix mark.
This sums up to a bare minimum of 731 independent elements. Compared to 32x131 = 4192 pixels in my smallest display suggestion - wow, we've saved a lot! So the HW gurus may decide what's the bottom line benefit of this big saving. I can easily see, however, the loss of flexibility. So I can't stop wondering ...
Ceterum censeo: HP, launch a 43s (or something similar with a reasonable LCD).
Edited: 27 Nov 2008, 2:00 a.m.