48G vs 48GX Black LCD vs 50G display
#1

Hi Folks.

I recently acquired a nice 48G, my first graphing model. While the power of this machine astounds me, the display seems a bit weak, no mater how I adjust the contrast. I find myself having to seek as much light as I can find to use it, and even then I have to hold it at a certain angle to see the display well.

For anybody who has seen all three displays (48G blue, 48GX black, 50G), is there a noticable difference in the viewability of the latter two machines over the first one?

Thanks, and best regards, Hal

#2

Uh, yes. Significant improvement.

Hi contrast pixellated LCD was not available in 1990.
The 48S is even less contrast than the 48G.


Edited: 12 Sept 2006, 9:56 a.m.

#3

Thanks Bill,

Is the significant improvement of which you speak in the 50G display, or the 48GX black lcd, or both?

...Hal

#4

You may have a faulty unit. I have a 1993 48G, and while its display (blue) is certainly not the greatest, I find it has a wide viewing angle, is crisp, and readable even in low light. I could try taking a picture and posting it if you wish to compare.

- Thomas

#5

Thanks Thomas...

A picture would be great...I could do the same.
I think my display is working OK...it may just be my 50 year old eyes :(
...Hal

#6

Both.

#7

Here's a picture of my HP-48G, 1993 vintage. I took it in a dimly lit room, under a 60 Watt reading lamp, without flash; the exposure was a bit long, hence the blurriness, but you still get a pretty good idea of the contrast. In reality, the contrast is actually better than in the photograph.

- Thomas

Edited: 14 Sept 2006, 3:56 a.m. after one or more responses were posted

#8

Thanks for the pics of your 48G display. I have a pic I would like to post, but I guess I don't know how. Putting the HTML script in the thread is no problem, but how did you upload your picture to the museum website?

Any help appreciated.

Hal

#9

Hal,

please look here and scroll down to the very last paragraph.

Best regards, Walter d:-)



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