[mythtv-users] Re: prob stupid question, but ... LCD & mythtv
mythtv at henmanfamily.com
Thu Mar 25 09:30:51 EST 2004
> This is proberbly a stupid question but i have googled
> for myth +lcd etc and found few few posts here and a
> few hits for myth lcd but now very much is explained.
> Basically i'm putting together a mythtv based media
> centre and was hoping to use a LCDProc compatable
> display - how easy is this, is it even possible? I
> can't find any references to lcd's in the docs.
> I'm basically a noobie - but i'll give anything a go,
> even if it does destroy my pc;-)!!!
MythTV works great with LCDProc. In the settings.pro file for mythtv,
uncomment out the line that reads:
DEFINES += LCD_DEVICE
Then re-build myth. You'll need to be sure the lcd daemon starts before
I've used several LCD devices from allelectronics.com. They've all worked
well, but I've learned to get ones with an LCD backlight and not an EL
backlight so I don't have to tap the 120v power line. My favorite is the LCD-
74, it looks good, is HD44780 based and only costs $9.50.
I've wired mine directly to the parallel port in 4-bit mode, since I don't use
the parallel port for anything else (wiring directions are on the lcdproc web
site). The hardest part of the whole process was getting the contrast input
correct so the display would be the most readable.
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