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So, why does a T2c convert to a T2x but not a T2i?
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Post 1 made on Tuesday December 8, 2015 at 18:37
tomciara
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I think the screens are listed as the same size on their website. It would be good to be able to do a cost-effective favor for clients who had T2c troubles.


Both are 240x320, 2.8" diagonal.
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Post 2 made on Thursday December 10, 2015 at 12:19
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The T2i and the KX2 have the same screen and graphics engine. You can only convert a KX2 to a T2i. I know the struggles of RTI conversions all to well.

If you have any other RTI graphics questions, just ask or contact me via email.
OP | Post 3 made on Friday December 11, 2015 at 09:53
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But if the i and x have the same screen size and resolution... Is there more to it when converting?
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Post 4 made on Sunday December 13, 2015 at 10:39
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Seemed reasonable to me that T2-c to T2-x is a viable and easy upgrade with little headaches besides the home button would trickle down to a T2-cs doing the same with a T2-i... But what the hell do I know, haha.
Post 5 made on Tuesday December 15, 2015 at 07:30
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The T2i does not allow overlapping graphics.
Post 6 made on Thursday December 17, 2015 at 11:45
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On December 15, 2015 at 07:30, musictoo said...
The T2i does not allow overlapping graphics.

Exactly... the KX2 and T2i have limitations of the absolute border of each "button" even if it is transparent with text only. So, if you have a properly designed KX2 with no error messages, it can be converted directly to a T2i and vice versa.

You may notice neither of those screens support anti-aliased fonts, which would explain the limited color pallet and the inability to stack PNGs. I have solved a couple of the issues when designing pages where I can use a separate background PNG behind active buttons and not get an error.

Here is a perfect example.

Roku page normal view on T2i / KX2 on the left and the one on the right has everything highlighted so you can see all of the overlaps. There would normally be a a dozen error messages as some of the buttons are three deep in the z-order. No active buttons can overlap at all, and even text only buttons set to inactive cannot overlap, for some reason.

It took a while to figure out the "rules", and it has to be worked into any custom UI.



Basically, when I design graphics / templates for RTI, I keep the KX2 / T2i limitations in mind or design for them first because I know anything I copy and paste to the other 240 x 320 remotes will be fine. Since I cannot convert them to T2X / T2-Cs in ID, I do a manual conversion instead.

Last edited by gwstudios on December 21, 2015 12:26.


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