Screensaver

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Fonction for screensaver for the Maestro and the new 6400M and 6600M
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Posted 2 years ago

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Due to the type of display used, burn-in is not a concern.
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Jean Drolet

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TIm  It is only to not see our screen turned on for no reason .. I leave my Maestro in function often several hours without the used so why not turn off the screen like an iPhone or a computer
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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I didn't say we would not consider it, just saying it isn't necessary from a burn-in standpoint.
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Rich McCabe

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Jean, on a slightly different angle I am hoping that when the get multi-client going they will add "metering" to the display when running with SmartSDR. Voltage, temps, power, SWR, etc.

But the screensaver or going blank after "x" amount of time sounds like a good idea to me too. My favorite radio (7800) before Flex ruined me for other brands did this :)
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"metering" to the display when running with SmartSDR. Voltage, temps, power, SWR, etc."

YES YES YES, this would be awesome and super useful.
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Bill -VA3WTB

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The Flex meter and FRstacks already do that. Metering.
One thing I would like to see is a mic limiter to be added to the mic level adjustment.
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They may but I really don't want to give up any more digital monitor space than I have to.

Why not use the beautiful 1920x1200 display in the radio?  I have no doubt that Steve Hicks and crew can come up with something way cooler than FRstacks and Flex Meter :)
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The idea is when you are operating an “M” model radio when you are controlling from PC, Maestro, Ipad ect. The built in display in the radio with show “Voltage, temps, power, SWR, etc” on the built in display.
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Adde Tjernberg

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It would be cool to have a DX-cluster as a "screensaver" on the Maestro...
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Frank, IZ7AUH/AK1CQ

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But how is it possible to think of such trivialities, when then there is so much lacking that even economic radios have already standard, let's concentrate on essential functions .... do not be trivial in requests, do nothing but distract FRS from the commitments it has taken with we taxpayers.
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Bill -VA3WTB

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Like what, I'm not missing anything
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David Holmgren

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Despite what is said in this thread, all monitors can experience burn in.  The ICOM 7610 owners are going through that right now...and ironically they have a screen saver option.  Can you imagine what it would be like without it.  Glad I didn't buy that radio...
I think either a screen saver or screen blanker would be a good idea.  I'm thinking of the time I want to keep my 6400M turned on for a vacation I'm taking to work remote and it could be left on for days.  I see there is an advanced monitor settings that I can access from the 6400M that opens an Intel program, wonder if it's in there and I missed it or maybe it could be added.  This can't be too hard.
David K9RUF
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Bill -VA3WTB

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With this kind on screen, burn in is very remote, it is not an issue.
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David Holmgren

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OK well while not a scientific test I did leave my Flex 6400M turned on for an entire week while on vacation so I could have access to it remotely.  Here is the result:  no burn in or image retention.  I was reluctant to do it since i didn't want to hurt my new friend, but he survived.  So what they say is true as conditioned as we are for the need to have a screen saver.  I can now take that worry off my worry list. :)
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I agree, its a simple thing to implement. I truly think the reason they havent added this no brainer is because they are working on multi-client and something different will be done their.
I temp fix would be nice. 
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Bill -VA3WTB

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simply put a cardboard in front of the screen,,fixed.
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Rich McCabe

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Like this?
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David Holmgren

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Thanks Rich for the reply.  At first I was thinking of a work around of installing an IP switch to turn on and off the radio remotely.  I use this with my Echolink, and Fusion repeater/WiresX PC but I remembered they have an auto boot up from power up option in their bios to do that.  Yours truly still has to press the power button on the from of the Flex.  Maybe they could add that feature to their firmware...  :)

These are the guys I use and they work great and from an app on your phone too!
https://3gstore.com/product/7755_single_outlet_remote_power_switch_app_controlled.html
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Official Response
This is feature request #3688.  It is not assigned to a milestone at this time.
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Rick WN2C

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I would like to see the Blue screen that come up when the 6400 is booted up, the one with the Flex swoosh. It would be nice to have it displayed when the radio is 'in use' or connected remotely.