LCD monitors used outdoors....
Posted 17 December 2007 - 09:39 PM
Are they affected by dew?
In the instructions for my LCD TV they warn you about
images "burning in" from video games displaying the same image for long periods. Will this be a problem with all the black background?
I picture my NS11 wth a small monitor mounted where the finder scope (that I never use) is mounted. Kinda like the monitor screen on a video camera. Maybe a new market for heater straps and brackets?
I am really warming up to this side of the hobby. I like the idea of not having to take my glasses off and on.
Posted 17 December 2007 - 11:20 PM
> Are they affected by the cold?
Yes. Cold ambient temperature affect the response time (crystal does freeze ). But the backlight unit and other electronics may heat up to raise the temperture sufficiently except LCD's front surface.
> Are they affected by dew?
Yes. if humidity leaks into the LCD glass inside from the sealing in between two glasses causing permanent damage. If the device is weather-proof/fully sealed, then that's most likely not a problem.
> images "burning in" from video games displaying the same image for long periods. Will this be a problem with all the black background?
No. Black is the nature state of the LCD pixels.
>Maybe a new market for heater straps and brackets?
I think weather seal and another glass window in front of the actual LCD glass is more important.
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Posted 29 December 2007 - 10:14 AM
Thanks, that is indeed what the manual states. The spec sheet only claims 10F , so it's re-assuring to know that it could well be even lower.
Just found a brochure here that gives an operating temperature of -4F to 140F.
Now, if only my N11's hand controller LCD display worked as well at low temps...
Posted 02 January 2008 - 09:02 AM
Posted 02 January 2008 - 09:10 AM
My monitor choice is the Marshall V-LCD4-Pro. This 4" monitor has a metal case, and glass screen. A Professional level monitor, it has been used in low temps, and left out all night heavyly dewed with no problems.
That is great news Barry, I have already ordered the same monitor for the same uses. It should be here next week.
I also ordered the hood. For $15 it looked like a good idea.