Neo1973/OpenMoko as a laptop replacement

Ted Lemon mellon at
Sat Nov 17 20:53:35 CET 2007

On Sat, 2007-11-17 at 11:19 -0800, Michael Shiloh wrote:
> I'd like to explore adding a head mounted display to the Neo, like the
> i-glasses PC/SVGA Head Mounted Display at about $700. Would require
> an 
> off-board SVGA controller, which could be prototyped with a USB SVGA 
> controller, assuming Linux drivers can be found.

I think when you add all the pieces together, this isn't going to be a
cost-effective solution, and it's not going to perform well either.
Head mounted displays need to get higher resolution before they're worth
the money.   What's the point of having a six-foot-tall screen in your
visual field if it's only 640x480?   And having direct access to the
frame buffer makes a big difference in performance.

I like the way you're thinking, though - if it were possible to get
WUXGA glasses, that would completely solve the portable display problem.
And I don't think it's out of the question - it's just too soon.   The
parts you'd need to make one are only just becoming available.   But
it's with this in mind that I mention the DVI output - you really don't
want to plug VGA into a display like that.

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