Hi there community!
Here we are, back with more development topics! Our Spectrum OLED development team is working on the on-screen display (OSD) menu. The OSD is the menu built-in into a display that enables users to adjust settings such as brightness, contrast, and other features.
While we already have a clear idea regarding look and function, not everything is set in stone yet. Implementing changes and/or adjustments in this development stage is much easier than later on when it matures.
As part of crowd development, we would like to start a feedback round on this topic and gather more insight into how our community feels about the current development of the OSD menu. We welcome any comment you might have on this topic.
Current OSD design we are currently working on.
Even though the main structure is the same as the current line-up, there are a few notable changes.
The major change is the addition of the top and bottom panels. The top panel will always show up-to-date information about the input signal and monitor settings. We tried to implement this on our current monitors, but it was impossible due to technical limitations. The bottom panel shows the legend of each button to aid with navigation, in addition to a small description of what each setting does.
We revamped the look using our new Dough font and stylized edges, and using a higher-resolution OSD makes the text look crisp and easier to read.
New adjustment bar design. RGB value adjustment bars are shown on the indicator light setting
Next is the adjustment bar. Simple and clean, we want to make it easy to see and use. By adding a visual representation for settings with a numerical value, it is much easier to see where you are in the adjustment range. For settings that require adjustments on multiple values, we put them all in one place so it is easier to see the current settings (such as RGB values for the indicator light).
Please note that the firmware and OSD are still in development, and not all of these concepts may make it to the final product.
Early last month, we ran a small poll asking you if you often have trouble finding ports on the back of your devices. Many found it inconvenient but not enough to warrant drastic changes to the design. Our design team developed a cool and innovative solution to help you find the ports more easily, which they call X-Ray Mode!
This OSD feature aims to give you a visual representation of what is going on behind your monitor. This way, you know where your ports are, which ports are connected, and which ports are currently in use. All without having to get up from your seat to look at the cables. Let us know what you think about this feature!
Concept image of X-Ray Mode
The fundamental functions remain the same as with our current models. However, the introduction of OLED technology makes certain changes necessary, and we need your feedback on this.
Because we don’t have a backlight, related features such as backlight strobing and dimming will not be included. Even though the low-response time of OLED tech help improves the clarity of moving images, some still find additional benefits in implementing features similar to backlight strobing. This is where features such as image strobing and black frame insertion (BFI) come into play.
What OLED performance features would you like to see in our monitor?
Burn-in is a common concern when it comes to OLED panels. It is not uncommon for OLED TVs to have features that prevent, delay, or revert the effects of image retention, and we feel that we need to include these in our monitor as well.
What OLED health features would you like to see in our monitor?