If I'm not there then there is no need for the display to be on. I know burn-in isn't as much of an issue these days but this is an LCD and if possible when I'm not using it I would like to be able to either dim it to zero or turn the display off or heck, maybe have a screen saver that we can set that displays our call sign on the display if it's being used via PC or remote.
This is still considered a server isn't it? I never leave the monitor on anything that may be left on 24x7, it's an unneeded waste.
I second a screen saver mode would be great, no hardware delay just an update to the SDR software 2.x.xx and would work on maestro and flex M models via the built in computer. I'm sure it would not take a rocket scientist or a month to add something simple like this to the software as a free update.
After the warranty expires it may be as simple as installing an spst toggle switch to turn off the screen backlighting if flex chooses not to add it to the software.
My 2 cents ... Sometimes its the little things that p... you off :-)
I was looking at all the provided documentation on the SmartSDR latest version. Lo and behold the Screen Saver is supported in the SmartSDR API available as documentation.
private ScreensaverMode _screensaver;
/// Sets the screensaver mode to be shown on the front display of
/// the radio (Model, Name, Callsign, None).
etc. etc. etc.
Since it is already supported in the latest SmartSDR Software for windows it should be a piece of cake for it to be included into an update for use with the 6400M/6600M and as shown is setup to show the Radio Model, name, and Callsign.
Somehow as customers we should be able to gather enough support to move this to the top of the update list since it would be quick and easy to implement.
This way you get the best of both. You get a radio you can park in your shack and leave on 24/7. You can connect to it via computer or laptop on your WiFi
AND with a separate maestro you can have that updates during the SuperBowl making contacts or out on your back deck under an umbrella with a Margarita in hand working DX.
Having the maestro separate from the radio makes all the difference to me.
An option needs to be added to allow turning off the screen but being able to turn it back on again when needed. Why burn out the screen prematurely? Eventually all backlights and LEDs fail from constant use.