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Demo man color DMD: LCD or LED?


By tomh52722

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

I am going to buy a color dmd for my demo man. I have read quite a bit about whether to buy LED versus LCD and everything seems to point to it being a matter of preference, but that LCD makes more sense for some specific games and LED makes more sense for others. Would appreciate it if someone who has installed a color dmd in their demo man could let me know which they picked and why. Thanks

#2 2 years ago

I think the real issue with the ColorDMD LCD vs. LED is whether you LIKE the enhanced LCD modes like the DotXL and Hi-Res. If you just want the DMD style dots, the LED is MUCH better IMO. It's more vibrant color is much more attention grabbing than the LCD version. Also, there is no fade out if you looking at an angle like there is for the LCD. I have ColorDMD LED's in Indiana Jones, Addams, and No Good Gofers and I love it, actually sold the LCD style to switch to the LED. That said, I have the brightness turned down to a "3" setting which matches the brightness of the original DMD (on a scale of 1-9, 3 is pretty low on that range).

Bottom line, it is still personal opinion on what you like to see. Pictures DO NOT capture the LED's color brilliance very well.

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#3 2 years ago

Go LED. Doesn't draw as much power.

#4 2 years ago

I think the LCD is better and I personally like the high Rez mode.

#5 2 years ago

Thanks for the advice. At this point, I'm leaning towards LED. Does anyone have a demo man with a color DMD that can share their opinion as well? I know that there was a really nice one at the Ohio show this weekend, but not sure whether it was LED or LCD.

#6 2 years ago

Demo man LCD on hires is pretty nice. That's my setup.

#7 2 years ago

Love my demo man in LCD. It's the only way I would go. I like the hi red no dots.

#8 2 years ago

Thanks everyone. I got impatient and ordered an led today before seeing the last two responses. Thanks for your advice though and either way I think I will be happy with my first dmd!

#9 2 years ago

Ok changed my mind after some additional advice and was able to change my order to the LCD instead. Just installed it and love it! If anyone has any advice on changing to a particular setting, please let me know. I am happy as is, but I will mess around with the settings more after I play it a lot tonight. Thanks again.

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#10 2 years ago

Lcd is better in my opinion. So smooth!

#11 2 years ago

LCD is my preference, with contrast at 4. Backlight is up to you. I usually have it at 5. Tile or Dots XL are my favorite modes.

#12 2 years ago
Quoted from nerbflong:

LCD is my preference, with contrast at 4. Backlight is up to you. I usually have it at 5. Tile or Dots XL are my favorite modes.

Thanks for the advice. Mind is now set to your exact settings, with dotsxl. I might try some other settings to check them out, but think it looks great.

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