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ColorDMD - LCD versus LED?

By goatdan

4 years ago

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Post #3 Vendor update on available combinations Posted by Dmod (4 years ago)

Post #23 Vendor update on hardware revision for future display boards Posted by Dmod (4 years ago)

Post #30 Led displays take less power than lcd setups Posted by Dmod (4 years ago)

Post #64 Discussion on smoothing algorithm Posted by Dmod (4 years ago)

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

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#4 4 years ago

Personally We like the LCD version whenever it is available. We have the LCD version in Tommy and really like it. The ability to change the style of the animations is a plus, which you can only do with the LCD version. Also with the LED style there are options other than color DMD. But I think the LCD advantage of color is really a nice option so I get color DMD wherever available as long as it's the LCD flavor.

#12 4 years ago

On the LCD colordmd the different styles are really cool. and every game should be viewed in each style to see which one is best. We have over 35 of the colorDMDs at the Ann Arbor pinball museum, and there isn't one style we use over another. Each game is micro-managed to see which produces the best LCD style.

But to clarify, if the colorDMD LCD is available for a game, that's really the way we like to go. The LED DMDs (regardless of who makes them) we just personally don't like as much. But this may be a "vanilla versus chocolate" type argument. That is, there are fans of both LCD and LED, and neither is "right".

As far as installation of the LCD panel in dataeast games, yes it is a bit more involved. You have to grind the back top edge of where the DMD panel originally mounted to make the LCD panel fit. Also you have to open the back box in a specific order with the LCD panel installed. That is, remove backglass. Fold down DMD panel. Then open the insert light panel. The light panel goes behind the taller LCD panel and you can't open it (to get to the boards) without removing the DMD panel first. This isn't a big deal to me personally, but i could see how some people might complain about that.

#13 4 years ago

Here is a pic of the Tommy with the colorDMD LCD installed.

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