SDS200 SDS200 LED: White Appears Magenta

Is the pink hue on the white LED normal?

  • No, there is something wrong with your SDS200.

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SamAltenberger

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Hi all,

I am noticing a potential issue with my new Uniden SDS200 and I was hoping other SDS200 owners could chime-in on whether this is normal/expected for the unit, or if there is a problem with mine that is worth following-up with Uniden about.

When the multi-color LED is set to white, it appears very pink. While the magenta setting certainly seems richer in color than the "white," they both look very similar. I would expect the white setting to be more white, like the text on the LCD screen.

In the attached images, the SPD North Precinct LED is set to white. For reference, the SFD Tac 2 LED is set to magenta.

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THIS was common in all Whistler scanners too. If there is a place in the Sentinel software of on the scanner to save a HEX code color, that should work. I usually went here Neutrals Hex Color Codes: Hexadecimal codes for named colors used in HTML page features in a mobile-friendly table to find codes that actually showed up pure white, yellow or orange etc.. it worked. But I don't know about Uniden settings much.
I'm pretty sure that is the value used in the config file, which can be edited (Notepad, similar).
 

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Hope so. I use D3F5F5 instead of FFFFFF for WHITE. Whishler is easy, just toggle the # up or down in the Color 1 RGB section on the menu and it changes on the fly for us to observe.
 

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Magenta is created with red and blue. White needs RGB. How does the green color look?
Great question! Green, along with all the other colors, appear fine. The yellow appears just a tad orange (not bright yellow like the LCD), but not out of reason... It matches the hue of the "link" light on the LAN port. White is the only one that deviates significantly from what is expected.

Attached, East is green, South is "yellow."
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The alert LED isn't color calibrated. Depending on the variances of the color channel LEDs and resistors, the actual colors will vary. This isn't a Louboutin ad where the printed shade of red has to be just right...
 

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The alert LED isn't color calibrated. Depending on the variances of the color channel LEDs and resistors, the actual colors will vary. This isn't a Louboutin ad where the printed shade of red has to be just right...

Maybe not calibrated, but my SDS100 is white, my 200 is not...
 
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