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Re: OLED text displays

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:42 pm
by John Bowen
And in case you want to see the comparison, here’s a recent new unit in white:

Re: OLED text displays

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:53 am
by John Bowen
And because my post created a Page 2, here’s the black panel again:

Re: OLED text displays

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:44 am
by John Bowen
For those interested, the cost for the complete set of displays and new plexiglas covers is $250. Contact me at info@johnbowen.com for more information.

Re: OLED text displays

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:18 pm
by synthwalker
Was wondering if this kind of LED display should fit for the main screen...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Akai-S3000-N ... Swjatbz1IO

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Re: OLED text displays

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:11 pm
by John Bowen
Synthwalker,

The connectors are wrong on this display, and would require a brand new display PCB be created for the Solaris.

Re: OLED text displays

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:25 pm
by synthwalker
Oh I see... you must find an almost pin to pin compatible solution

Re: OLED text displays

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:56 am
by John Bowen
We have found a solution for the center graphics display!

Re: OLED text displays

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 12:14 am
by nts
OH YESSSSS!!! Looks lovely!!!!!

Can't wait to order - in for one set as soon as you're ready to go, John!

How is the screen refresh - as quick (or faster?) than the LED in scrolling through patch name characters, for example?

Re: OLED text displays

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 6:40 pm
by John Bowen
The screen refresh may not be the issue....since the Solaris does not have any program memory on board, scrolling through patches means the computer has to go out to the CF card and pull the names in, one at a time. If you have a newer version of the OS (1.4.3 is the current one), you will find things are faster. We are now loading preset names into a large buffer the first time a bank is selected, so when you scroll through them, it polls the buffer, not the card.

Re: OLED text displays

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:20 am
by John Bowen
Here’s a finished white front panel Solaris with the OLEDs and new black background center LCD:

Re: OLED text displays

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:48 am
by stefanovic
Hi all,

I'd like to say that I'm very happy with the OLED screens, as they add exactly what I was expecting:

- a very fast response time. With traditional LEDs, when you manipulate an encoder the representation of the value gets a little blurry and you have to wait a few ms before being able to read it. With the OLED, the screen is crisp anytime, it's much faster for the eyes to catch the value, and for the combination of the hand and the eye to reach a targeted value.

- a better viewing angle: I had to raise the solaris on top of a thick keyboard, making it higher and thus lowering the angle between my eyes and the screens. With the LEDs it would have dim the display. Not so with the OLED, whatever the angle, the display is crisp.

I could compare with the central, traditional LED screen.

Cheers,

Stéphane