b/w reflective mode for monitor
lathiat at bur.st
Mon Feb 5 02:31:46 EST 2007
On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 10:57:44PM -0800, John R. wrote:
> On 2/4/07, David W Hogg <david.hogg at nyu.edu> wrote:
> >Perhaps this is a question for hardware folks, not devel folks, but
> >could someone out there tell me if the reflective, b/w mode for the
> >monitor will be 8-bit greyscale or 1-bit on-off pixels? I am writing
> >an application for the laptop, but it is *essential* that it run
> >completely in the reflective mode if that is possible; I need to know
> >if I can use "greys" or only strict "black" and "white".
> I'm a comp sci guy not a physicist so I guess I'll ask the stupid
> question: how do see anything on the reflective display in the dark?
> Is moonlight sufficient to read the OLPC display?
The OLPC display is *both* backlit (i.e. transmissive) *and* reflective
(i.e. sunlight) you can switch between the two modes with a key on the
You might be able to see it in moonlight (might try that tonight...
kindof doubt the usability) but I'd certainly recommend using the
backlight in that situation.
> -- John.
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