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My accountant is asking for an invoice. How can I get it? Thanks!
For people like me, on OSX 10.10 who can't enable "1024x768 (HiDPI)" mode (by write defaults or via alt+click on Settings>Display>Monitor:Scale), update/replace the file `/System/Library/Displays/Overrides/DisplayVendorID-756e6b6e/DisplayProductID-73e` with https://gist.github.com/mems/2a4b5b180a7d04c9a967
Windows doesn't seem to handle HiDPI displays as well as Macs do unfortunately. We have seen similar behaviour before on windows systems. We have unfortunately still not found a DP->HDMI adapter that works with OSCAR.
only 1280x1024 and 2048x1538 resolutions works without problems for me, all other I can select from windows has glitchy image on the left side, almost as if the image went around the edge and came back. normal? maybe it depends on the output of the computer, e.g different between graphics cards. I only have one pc to try on right now. anyone managed to use any hdmi->dp converters?
Could you send me some photos? (team at oscaradapter.co.uk) It might have been damaged in shipping
Is it normal with cracks in the frame? (the plexi part)
Oscar received here in Germany last week. It works like a charm with my Macbook Pro Mid 2010. Resulutions 1024x768, 1280x960, 1344x1008,1600x1200, 1920x1440 and 2048x1536 are selectable an all of the look great. Well done Freddie!
Just added the dxf versions to GitHub :)
Great news about your board!
I won't be able to convert the files until tomorrow I'm afraid. Will post when done :)
Got mine up and running today (electronics only version). I connected it to my Mac and was blown away by the resolution, clarity and colour. Just need to build a case for it now.
Freddie, is it possible to export the case design as a DXF file (in mm). As I don't have CorelDRAW.
O M G it's SO awesome!!! :)
Greetings from Germany. My OSCAR(full kit black) has arrived and is f*cking awesome! thank you!
Thanks for sharing this Bill.
We're all very glad you like your OSCAR, thank you for supporting us
For the Mac people, try running at the terminal:
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver DisplayResolutionEnabled -bool YES
Then log out and log back in. Works great for me in 1024x768 (HiDPI) after that being driven off a 27" iMac.
Freddie, mine arrived this morning and I'm absolutely chuffed with this bit of kit. Makes me want a second one.
Thanks for sharing this! :)
Freddie / the OSCAR team: my full kit arrived today, and I'm very impressed with the hardware. Well done! It works a treat on my Linux and Windows boxes, even if the pixels are understandably minuscule. Shame Linux/Windows don't do HiDPI as well as they could/should.
On my MacBook Pro (13" 2014), the screen doesn't show up as HiDPI. I expect a DDC tweak is required for that, as even the hacks I've found can't enable HiDPI 1024x768 (which would be the native 2048x1536 mode); the best legible resolution I can get is 1024x640 which leaves black bars. For other Mac users, after spending a few quid on various things attempting to make it work right, SwitchResX seems about the most capable thing to force odd resolutions with and you can try before you buy.
Great to hear OSCARs are arriving - we hope you all enjoy them! :)
My long awaited OSCAR has finally arrived, it is working like a charm! Thanks :-)
All arrived (full kit) and working a treat connected to my laptop.
Thanks Freddie and the Oscar team :)
The pink plastic was just for packing to protect the screen a bit better!
got my OSCAR (FULL KIT) today. Looks nice, but what's the pink plastic thingy for?
I'm sorry you haven't received yours yet. They were sent out by Royal Mail 2nd class small parcel and therefore have no tracking.
Being in the UK I was hoping mine might have arrived by now, nothing yet :( Which carrier have you used and were there any tracking numbers?
That does seem very odd. We have tested OSCAR with MBPs before, but not at non-native resolutions I'm afraid. It does sound like an issue in SW but not sure exactly what!
So here's running at 1024 x 768 scaled (won't do HDPI) http://cl.ly/image/2e1D241B0Z3v
here's running at 1024 x 640 HDPI http://cl.ly/image/0o2U1a3l012W
It's an OS issue it seems - as it should be able to run HDPI at 1024 x 768, using the native 2048 x 1536 to give a retina / crisp display.
A MBP - OSX 10.10 GM. I can use SwitchResEx etc and get HDPI at 1024 x 640 which letterboxes the screen but gets perfectly crisp display etc - just like retina screen on Macbook. There's an HDPI mode listed for 1024 x 768 so it *should* give me full-screen HDPI using the 2048 x 1536 native resolution but for some reason it doesn't work.
The native resolution is 2048x1536 - what are you using it with?
OSCAR arrived today - very impressed - loving it but only one odd issue - I can't seem to run HDPI mode for 1024 x 768 - I can do 1024 x 640 which is super crisp - but the default resolution of 1024 x 768 is scaled so blurry.
Awesome! Hopefully backers should start getting theirs now!..
Woohoo, my OSCAR has arrived... unable to try it as I've changed graphics cards and now need mini-DP rather than full sized DP.... DOH.
Would appreciate if you could state 'gift for support'. I've noticed things posted with that on the package reach me faster.
It has been described as a computer screen on customs.
Hi there. We have strict customs levies here in Malaysia. May I know the description on the package. Trying to avoid it being held.
Yep, full size on the pcb.
that's fine then, I'll be able to buy the needed cable relatively cheap :) it's fullsize on the oscar pcb?
I'm sorry but the rewards have already been packed up and awaiting shipment!
Hello again freddie, that sounds great timing wise.
and apologies, after looking carefully at what system I'm gonna buy to use this screen with here in japan, so I can easily take it back home with me, I have gone back to needing a full size displayport cable. very sorry for the inconvenience.
We are dispatching the units early next week but delivery times can depend on where you're located. I'll send an update round today estimating delivery times.
Freddie, I just got the email about you guys sending out soon, when can we expect them? I will be out of the house for a week and a half from monday, so if they come knocking on the door it might bounce back to you guys.
Mini DP please! :)
Ah ok, if you message me with which cable you want I'll edit it for you :)
I found the dialogue. it seems to only let me change adress, I appreciate your swift reply :)
We have not yet found a solution but are looking into it.
You can change your options for the cable in Kickstarter still - that is fine.
Hey, have you found an hdmi to dp adapter suitable yet, or is this something you're not actively looking into?
is it too late to change my prefered onboard connector, full or mini?
Thank you for your comment but the connector is very small and fragile and also very temperature sensitive. Due to this we are unable to repair the boards. The lead time for the new assembler is much shorter than 9 weeks.
Hey, did I understand that correctly that you are manufacturing completely new PCBs?
Wouldn't it be faster to just fix the existing boards (probably not much cheaper)?
I haven't tried desoldering this bloody connectors, but it should be possible with a hot air and a heated pad. Running a new production will cost you ~9 Weeks (at least at our assembly house), refitting the connector might be done in a week, IF you are able to desolder it properly. I can give it a try if you want to (as an EE I have all the needed equipment here)?
Please... please, please... You know, we, the funders of this project, cannot know what the status is as long as you don't keep us informed regularily. I would have expected a weekly update or so, even if there were no news. It just gives a better feeling to know there's someone working on the issue ;) I'd be willing to wait for an(other) eternity, no hard feelings as long as there is some status update every now and then.
We have been communicating and sent a long update detailing the exact problem. We want to update people but are waiting for good news. I promise we will send round another update this evening as I understand you want to be kept informed.
@ToyBear, I just asked Freddie to ship my device no matter the broken connector or not. I spent a LOT of money on this and in the meantime lost my patience (due to the non existent communication). Very disappointing...