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Nic Wardle
2005-03-09, 13:58
Hi
Let me be yet another person to congratulate SlimDevices on an excellent looking device!!
Its soooooo tempting!!
Can i just ask what would be the real world price (roughly!) if the unit was bought from the USA with the addition of the import duty etc (using a rough currency conversion of 1.9 dollars to the pound)? I have done rough maths and think it would be around 160. Is this way off the mark? Pre-orders are being taken on one of the UK sites for 199...

PS Is the grey scale display as easy to read at distance as the green one?

Thanks
Nic

(Can I get a Shetland Pony with my UK order?! :) )

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Chris O'Shannassy
2005-03-09, 14:04
From looking at the images on the site, I think it's actually
"greenscale", using a more advanced version (but the same basic physics)
of display as in current squeezeboxen.

Chris

Nic Wardle wrote:

>Hi
>Let me be yet another person to congratulate SlimDevices on an excellent looking device!!
>Its soooooo tempting!!
>Can i just ask what would be the real world price (roughly!) if the unit was bought from the USA with the addition of the import duty etc (using a rough currency conversion of 1.9 dollars to the pound)? I have done rough maths and think it would be around 160. Is this way off the mark? Pre-orders are being taken on one of the UK sites for 199...
>
>PS Is the grey scale display as easy to read at distance as the green one?
>
>Thanks
>Nic
>
>(Can I get a Shetland Pony with my UK order?! :) )
>
>
>

kdf
2005-03-09, 14:12
Quoting Chris O'Shannassy <zipser (AT) optusnet (DOT) com.au>:

> From looking at the images on the site, I think it's actually
> "greenscale", using a more advanced version (but the same basic physics)
> of display as in current squeezeboxen.
>

its a per pixel brightness level (4 levels, I believe). The display is slightly
larger (I dont' know exact dimensions, but it reads a lot larger than it really
is). My eyes are such that I could read SB1 medium font from about 8-10ft
away, but the new display is much easier, especially at 4am :)

-kdf

seanadams
2005-03-09, 14:16
Right, it's greenscale. :)

- The color and brightness are the same as the 280x16 display.
- Pixels can be on, off, or one of two grey levels (ie it's 2 bits per
pixel).
- The grey levels can be set arbitrarily
- The pixels are roughly twice as dense
- Total pixels 320x32
- Raw display refresh rate is a little over 100 fps. Visualizers run at
30 fps.
- Viewable area is slightly larger
- Pixels are square instead of slightly tall. This makes fonts and
graphics easier to design.


On Mar 9, 2005, at 1:04 PM, Chris O'Shannassy wrote:

> From looking at the images on the site, I think it's actually
> "greenscale", using a more advanced version (but the same basic
> physics) of display as in current squeezeboxen.