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ColorDMD - LCD versus LED?

By goatdan

5 years ago

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Post #3 Vendor update on available combinations Posted by Dmod (5 years ago)

Post #23 Vendor update on hardware revision for future display boards Posted by Dmod (5 years ago)

Post #30 Led displays take less power than lcd setups Posted by Dmod (5 years ago)

Post #64 Discussion on smoothing algorithm Posted by Dmod (5 years ago)

Post #90 Video of the led display in spiderman Posted by bobukcat (4 years ago)

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#32 5 years ago

Besides the fact that the LED displays have richer colors than the LCD, the graphics were designed for a DMD, and the LED displays have the exact same dot configuration. In most cases LED is the way to go, unless you prefer one of the special rendering modes.

Quoted from thall17:

I would purchase another LCD as I think the LED are just too bright...

Most DMDs have plexi installed in front, pretty easy to swap in another color to dim it a bit.

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#124 4 years ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

LED Display with 3.3 ROM: ยป YouTube video

Thank you for the comparisons! LED vs LCD (Dots, DotsXL, HiRes).

HiRes is pretty terrible in the video modes... though it would seem to excel with custom animations (e.g., cartoons). I can why people like DotsXL, it's a near perfect middle ground filling in some of the space between pixels. As pointed out I don't think the videos properly reflected the angle of the viewer, else the LED would have stood out a bit more, but it looks to be a great option for all games.

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#767 1 year ago

I've seen both in person, but not as much side by side. I like that the LED has the better contrast and richer colors, but I always notice that the LED dots have more space between them than the stock Plasma or Monochrome LED displays... I was wondering if that has been improved in more recent incarnations?

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