10-18-2009 12:14 PM
Yes, I would. As others have said, I consider it a matter of principle.
10-18-2009 12:37 PM
You don't need color to find and play your music, so whether monochrome is "lousy" is just a matter of whether you want to burn power to go "ooh" at the eye candy. And remember, the clip display is really 2 monochrome regions, not a real "color" LED display.
The display would not be on ALL the time, only when the player is turned on, though I suppose it could function as a watch when off.
10-18-2009 02:36 PM
I meant that LCD screen in general is lousy comparing to OLED for this kind of player. It's not about eye candy, but readability for effective and just occasional use under different light circumstances outdoors. It's about pure functionality.
10-18-2009 03:05 PM
With long tracks (album length, podcast, audiobooks, etc) having the display on lets you tell at a glance where you are in the file. With my players now I have to jog one of the controls to make the display come back on.
10-18-2009 03:47 PM
>> Your own argument that the primary purpose is listening is an argument against OLED.
I said I needed some kind of screen for only 1% of the time. If you compare all different kinds of screens under all different light circumstances OLED (and in particular the kind built in clip+) clearly wins.
One simple press on clip+ brings the display on (I need to bring it in front of my eyes anyway) - and it is not something that I need often. Plus I am not that lazy
But all this OT discussion is useless, the majority of people are perfectly happy with clip+ the way it is, in all but one: the pitch bug, so please let's move on that issue.
10-18-2009 04:17 PM
What's left to say about it that hasn't been said? Given the official statement from SanDisk, hasn't talking about the pitch issue become
iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520
10-18-2009 04:30 PM
"OLED Display consumes less power than LCD Display with backlight on. Besides this display is awesome, it's crystal clear readable under any circumstances including bright sunlight. Can you please explain me what is the purpose of having the display of a tiny mobile mp3 player on all the time (on top that with lousy monochrome LCD display with no backlight on) ?"
A digital watch is very readable except in the lowest light conditions(when a button is pressed for the backlight). It displays continuously for years on a tiny battery. There is no need for newer higher power consumung displays that can't be on all the time.
10-18-2009 04:38 PM
"The watch comparison is appropriate because a 20 year history of monochrome LCD watches with Indiglo style "backlight when needed" shows that they really do work well for readability in various lighting conditions"
Such mature technology is also extremely inexpensive. I want an mp3 player with a display that is on all the time while the player is playing. If a digital watch can have the display on all the time 24 hours a day for years, then why can't my mp3 player's display be on all the time while the player is on?
" With long tracks (album length, podcast, audiobooks, etc) having the display on lets you tell at a glance where you are in the file. With my players now I have to jog one of the controls to make the display come back on"
Having the display on all the time while the player is on also tells you at a glance if the player is on or off.
10-18-2009 04:44 PM
10-18-2009 04:53 PM
Indeed, you never know if the music is playing or not
I think you also need a small speaker in your player which would continuously beep so you know that your player is still there
>> Having the display on all the time while the player is on also tells you at a glance if the player is on or off.