Matrix Orbital MX6 Review: LED displays redefined

Modding/Small Mods by jmke @ 2005-05-02

When a company launches a product which offers more functionality and better features then previous versions you would expect a higher price ticket. Well guess again, Matrix Orbital pulls a bright rabbit out of their hat with their latest LED display in their MX series.

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What is a PLED & MX6

What is PLED?

PLED is a technique for creating illuminated displays, the result is a cool LED display with high brightness and large viewing angle. To learn how PLED’s are created you can find a detailed explanation and photo’s here and here

The most important aspects I’ve summed up here

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What makes PLEDs unique?

Because PLEDs emit their own light, they are brighter, clearer, and have a virtually unlimited viewing angle. Their high contrast and wide dynamic brightness capabilities make them a better solution for night and daylight use. PLEDs also have a fast image refresh rate that is maintained at low temperature, which makes them ideal for full colour video in TV, internet devices, PDAs and next generation mobile phones. Because PLEDs do not require a power hungry backlight, they are energy efficient and are thinner and lighter weight.

What are the Benefits ?

  • High brightness is achieved
  • Low energy consumption: High brightness at low voltage and high power efficiency are obtained as requested.
  • All colours of the visible spectrum: By the appropriate choice of the polymers, all colours are possible as well as non planar or even flexible devices.
  • No viewing angle dependence
    Classical LCD / Backlight assembly (several producers) small viewing angle small response time high power consumption for activated backlight
  • Permits flexible lighting and displays
  • Simple to use technology: Polymer light emitting diodes are much cheaper to make than conventional solid state LEDs and lasers.
  • Useful for large area lighting

  • The MX6 and PLED

    The Matrix Orbital MX6 uses the PLED technology to deliver very clear and crisp images, the viewing angle is extremely large, and the LEDs are very bright, even with sunlight shining onto the MX6 unit the display was still readable!

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    Through the LCDC software you can control the brightness of the PLED’s, from left to right we have 40 to 100% brightness setting:

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