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Jamie Sandford
2005-02-07, 08:06
I'm assuming from the looks of the VFD that it's a Noritake unit, so I
was wondering if anyone had tried getting a hold of the colored filters
to change the display color?

Looks like there are quite a variety (I'm not sure how well they work),
but for those of us with a bit of an A.R. tendency, it might be nice to
have our SB display match the other components in our racks?

Here are some of the options:
http://www.noritake-elec.com/colors.htm

I think this might be a cool "accessory" for Slim Devices to sell, no?

Jamie

Thomas B. Malsbury
2005-02-07, 08:15
> Jamie Sandford wrote:
>
>I'm assuming from the looks of the VFD that it's a Noritake unit, so I
>was wondering if anyone had tried getting a hold of the colored filters
>to change the display color?
>
>Looks like there are quite a variety (I'm not sure how well they work),
>but for those of us with a bit of an A.R. tendency, it might be nice to
>have our SB display match the other components in our racks?
>
>Here are some of the options:
>http://www.noritake-elec.com/colors.htm
>
>I think this might be a cool "accessory" for Slim Devices to sell, no?
>
>



A DIY solution for this was covered last June:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/gforum.cgi?post=15382;search_string=gel;guest=3646 #15382

> > Roy M. Silvernail wrote on June 12, 2004:
>
>> I happend by a music shop yesterday and picked up a couple of gel sheets
>> to try out as JQ sugegsted last month. They only had orange and purple,
>> since another branch usually carries the whole selection, but I figured
>> I'd try them out.
>>
>> Here are a few pictures:
>>
>> The display without filter (and caught in mid-update)
>> http://www.rant-central.com/dispnorm.jpg
>
>> The purple filter gives a really nice blue, but the brightness is way
>> down. This gel is a little too saturated for the job.
>> http://www.rant-central.com/dispblue.jpg
>
>> The orange filter gives a really cool color similar to an old plasma
>> display.
>> http://www.rant-central.com/disporange.jpg
>