The long journey towards a working display

Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. _wb_

    _wb_ Microbe Staff Member

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    Scaling 1920x1080 down to 960x540 still gives a higher pixel density than on the Pandora, so I think that would be a good default (coincidentally, that's the resolution of the Vita).

    It would make sense to define a few default resolution settings for X, including fullHD, 960x540, and maybe 800x480, 1024x600, 1280x720 and 1366x768. You could toggle between them with CTRL-ALT- +/- or some other shortcut.

    For some applications you may want to use a high resolution (e.g. a browser, which scales everything nicely anyway), for others a lower resolution would be more appropriate (e.g. a Pandora application that was intended for 800x480).

    Also if you're going to connect to a monitor or beamer, the ability to switch resolution will be important, so you can make the Pyra screen match the monitor screen.
     
  2. Askarus

    Askarus Hardcore Member

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    I did set my 1080p laptop to 720p.

    I's not that the picture is so messed up that it's unusable.

    I wouldn't say it's a bad idea on Pyra.
     
  3. Majin Wamu

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    The screen looks very beautiful. Its bright and very clear. The layout shown in the snapshots look very neat as well. I am very excited about this, I can't wait for it to be released to the public. I better work my butt off to be able to afford one of my own.
     
  4. TeDaDeS

    TeDaDeS Very Active Member

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    It's 'only' the screen that I've seen (dev-board wont be in the Pyra), but this already feels like the Pyra will be a great device (who would doubt that in the first place, right).

    For some reason I don't care that much about them in mobile phones, but in community based devices this is really topnotch. Great work GTA04 (and ED of course)!
     
  5. Linux-SWAT

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    I wonder what the next step is...
     
  6. Majin Wamu

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    developing a valid case would be pretty nice, but I am sure there is still time before that happens. Hopefully soon tho, I am very interested in what the actual unit will look like on the outside.
     
  7. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    The latest news post will give you more of an idea of the steps before even a prototype case can be made.
     

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