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Old 27th November 2009
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by vixapphire View Post
Love the Electric Blue edition with that cool blue-sparkle paint and blue lights, but couldn't they have put a matching blue backlight in the LCD panel? (same for the other optional colors)
This was harder than you'd think. There aren't actually that many LCD panels available in that format (although there is a blue one with white text)... and the main problem is that the blue backlit LCD uses a very different control current to set the contrast... which would have meant an engineering change to the Voyager digital board, such that there would have to be two different digital boards (one for the blue backlit LCD and one for the green).

This was seen as too complicated and expensive to implement just for teh qte blue LCD panel. Too bad though; it woulda looked pretty cool...