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First computer with LCD screen

As the question is unclear about what is to be considered a laptop and what screen size is sufficient, we will have multiple possible winners: (I will only include mass-market machines, as special ...
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LCD Displays with the Intel 8080

The 8080 is not a microcontroller, but a microprocessor, so it had no special provision for LCD displays, as modern microcontroller may have, except maybe for the ability to use packed BCD numbers. It ...
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Invert LCD screen in DOS 5.0

Some laptops have built-in support for inverting the screen in one form or another; Toshiba laptops for instance have a setup menu to configure gray-scale translation and inversion, as well as a pop-...
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How do you remove an LCD bubble on an unmodified Game Boy?

I have seen this happen on several Nintendo systems: Back in the days of the G&W games, they were putting a rather thick polarizing layer in front of the LCD screen and not gluing it. At some ...
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Invert LCD screen in DOS 5.0

You can invert the screen on a monochrome Omnibook by holding the Fn key and pressing either of the contrast up/down buttons next to the screen.
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Why do sprites lag behind a scrolling map in first-generation Pokémon games?

Well, there's a fifth one: A sequence issue not really considered relevant when first published. The underlaying issue is that sprites are not moved during scrolling the background, prior to (re)...
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Monitor for an SGI Octane?

There’s a handy list of sync-on-green-capable (and known incapable) monitors maintained by the Linux for PlayStation 2 community. Any of the “tested working” screens should be OK; take a note of any ...
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Invert LCD screen in DOS 5.0

Seems to me that the way to go would be to re-program the lookup table use by the digital to analog converter (DAC). The DAC is essentially the last component in the VGA, taking 8-bit VGA colors and ...
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LCD Displays with the Intel 8080

A passive, non multiplexed 7 segment LCD display doesn't need a real "protocol" - but neither can you just apply voltage to segments from some I/O pin. LCD displays at their core need an AC drive ...
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Invert LCD screen in DOS 5.0

For programs which run within a DOS screen or window, you should be able to pre-load ANSI.SYS with CONFIG.SYS. You would then preset your desired foreground and background colors before running the ...
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Why do sprites lag behind a scrolling map in first-generation Pokémon games?

Lacking meaningful research avenues, I started surveying YouTube videos, and I think I managed to mine some insights even from that scant evidence. Here is what I found out: The issue is apparently ...
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Invert LCD screen in DOS 5.0

If all else fails, and you're up for (or know somebody who would be interested in) a fun low-level programming challenge, there's an interesting hack you could apply to this problem. This will work ...
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Which LCD technology was used in Game and Watch?

Your assumptions are reasonable, TN is most likely. DSM appears never to have been mainstream. TN LCDs provided better visual quality at lower power and took over pretty much as soon as they were on ...
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First computer with LCD screen

Visual Commuter released in 1983 had an 80 character 16 line LCD screen. It also supported the standard IBM MS pixel graphics. In 1985 it was upgraded to 24 lines of text.
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LCD Displays with the Intel 8080

If you are driving a non-multiplexed LCD display, there will typically be one wire per segment, plus one common wire. The common wire needs to be driven alternately high and low, with the other wires ...
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