Screen Color/Contrast with BCD996P2

bobruzzo

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Re: BCD996P2 / Out of all the COLORS you can set screen to, I have found that GREEN and CYAN are the only colors that I can clearly see with BLACK TEXT over them. Has anyone also noticed the OTHER COLORS are VERY DARK and even adjusting contrast, black text makes it VERY hard to see. This is too bad cause the other colors would be nice to use but with BLACK text on a DARK background, this doesn't seem to make sense unless we had ability to CHANGE TEXT to WHITE! I tried to play with CONTRAST but it doesnt do anything to help. I understand any upgrades (firmware) probably won't happen, but a redo of color scheme would be nice. I am probably the only one complaining of this. But it would be nice to have option of changing text to WHITE if we are stuck with these DARK background colors. :confused:
 

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I have the same issue. I still use the colors for quick reference in the dark but they are hard to see unless you're right on top of the screen. I also think the color should stay through full squelch and back on when its breaks squelch again.
 

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I have the same issue. I still use the colors for quick reference in the dark but they are hard to see unless you're right on top of the screen. I also think the color should stay through full squelch and back on when its breaks squelch again.
It just seems like a lame design. And the "contrast" option doesn't really help. I find, using green or cyan that contrast set on 6 or 7 looks best. And another thing is the way the text is structured in the LCD.....comprised of tiny little squares to make the text but there is a VERY VERY small gap between the squares which lets background color through making visibility even more weak, especially using colors like yellow and white for background. I have bad eye sight and if a call comes thru I'd like to be able to see who it is without squinting and getting my nose up close to screen to see!
 

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I have my background set to white and I find it perfectly readable. YMMV, of course.
I tried that too but there is a purplish/blueish tint to it....the "white" background doesn't look white....kind of murky off-white. I suppose there are limitations for designing and making LCD for high def quality. Especially on consumer grade stuff.
 
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