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Can the RC5200 be made brighter?
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Post 1 made on Friday March 27, 2020 at 19:48
Ernie Gilman
Yes, That Ernie!
December 2001
Just wondering. Over the decades the RC5200 seems to have been a good idea but as far as brightness, not well executed.

How can I make the RC5200 brighter? I could use a couple of them if the brightness can be fixed.

Been wondering this sort of idly for a decade or more.

thanks for any input you've got.
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Post 2 made on Friday April 10, 2020 at 18:44
Lyndel McGee
RC Moderator
August 2001
I think it had a contrast wheel on the side if I remember correctly. My thoughts are that the only way to make brighter would be to replace the LED backlight behind the display.
Lyndel McGee
Philips Pronto Addict/Beta Tester
Post 3 made on Friday May 8, 2020 at 16:01
Daniel Tonks
Wrangler of Remotes
October 1998
The possible contrast of the B&W LCD itself appears to deteriorate rapidly with age, and the EL backlight will do the same with age and usage. I'm not sure there's anything you can do beyond creating an electrical hacking project to add brighter LED backlighting.

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