Favorite Resolution && favorite monitor, sound, video, and capture (retro)
swiftgriggs at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 15:03:23 CDT 2016
On Fri, 1 Apr 2016, Paul Koning wrote:
> It looked like that one, but I'm 98% sure it was plasma, not LCD as that
> one says it is.
They had a couple of models, I've only ever seen the LCD one, but there
was another model (if you look close, one has a bit of an amber cast to
it). That could have been a plasma model. I think it was the one meant to
work with overhead projectors, but I'm not sure.
> I can't figure out the mirror bit. Normal practice in the panels I
> remember was that they had a polaroid filter in the front, partly to cut
> down on reflections and partly to improve contrast with high ambient
The ones I vaguely remember were on very early ruggedized laptops (those
big brick / nearly-luggable laptops in the style of the Mac Portable).
Someone at a swap-meet called them "Daylight screens". I think they used
those a bit in cop-cars for VMDs, too.
> And yes, that technology was later applied to military displays
> (including in 1k x 1k version, 16 inches high/wide) and early "luggable"
I had one of those old Compaq Portable III machines for a while. It was
what I used to drag to conventions in the mid 90's. I didn't have the cash
for a "real" laptop. I think it has a gas-plasma display on it. It was
amber, I remember that, at least.
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