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    Using Transporter as a clock

    I would like to use one of the windows on my transporter as a clock (or preferably display SuperDateTime) in all modes--playing, paused, off-- but have been unable to figure out how to do this.

    I was using InformationScreen, but it was never satisfactory. I turned it off, and it will not turn on again :-(

    One of the choices in the Basic Settings screen is Extended text display, but I don't know where to set that.

    Thanks for any help,
    Jim

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    Using Transporter as a clock

    > I was using InformationScreen, but it was never satisfactory. I turned
    > it off, and it will not turn on again :-(


    You might want to give the Music Information Screen plugin a try instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > I was using InformationScreen, but it was never satisfactory. I turned
    > it off, and it will not turn on again :-(


    You might want to give the Music Information Screen plugin a try instead.

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    Michael
    Actually, that is what I had installed. Similar names. I had contacted you before about this actually. There is a state that you do not cover, namely after sleep made ends. I get a blank display then, and I cannot tell when to wake up.
    What settings do you recommend for MIS to get me a clock or SuperDateTime in every mode?

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    Using Transporter as a clock

    > Actually, that is what I had installed. Similar names. I had contacted
    > you before about this actually. There is a state that you do not cover,
    > namely after sleep made ends. I get a blank display then, and I cannot
    > tell when to wake up.


    I'm not sure I do understand what you're saying.

    > What settings do you recommend for MIS to get me a clock or
    > SuperDateTime in every mode?


    You can't use SuperDateTime and MIS - they're both screensavers and
    mutually exclusive.

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    You can't use SuperDateTime and MIS - they're both screensavers and
    mutually exclusive.

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    They seem to work together. But I am willing to give one of them up if I can get a clock on every en state.

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    The following setting should give you time/date on the two screens in powered off mode.

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    Although calling them screensavers is a bit of a misnomer. The VFD screens can suffer from burn in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    Although calling them screensavers is a bit of a misnomer. The VFD screens can suffer from burn in.
    Good point. And in addition, they seem to have a limited life in general. To preserve these displays, I don't use CLOCK display. In fact, I use the plugin "BlankSaver" to turn the Transporter displays to OFF when nothing is playing. I do the same thing for my Booms.
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    I did that actually...

    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    The following setting should give you time/date on the two screens in powered off mode.
    But, after the sleep timer shuts off, there is a black screen on both displays. There is a state that your plugin is missing!
    On screen burn, can I scroll the time?

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    Using Transporter as a clock

    > But, after the sleep timer shuts off, there is a black screen on both
    > displays. There is a state that your plugin is missing!
    > On screen burn, can I scroll the time?


    Did you configure the "paused" state, too?

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