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Transflective TFT Displays

Transflective LCD displays are commonly used for displays intended for use in direct sunlight such as handheld GPS units. In low light (indoors) transflective (transflective = transmissive + reflective) displays use backlighting. In bright light (sunlight) they reflect light off a mirrored surface behind the display to boost backlighting making the display more legible and reducing power consumption. Only the area of the display exposed to sunlight increases its light […]

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