Pi-Star Upgrade Guides

Changing The Nextion Display Brightness

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 Pi-Star Expert Editors Screen - MMDVMHost Settings
 
This is still the “Expert Editors” screen. Yet, it will now show all of the MMDVMHost settings. There are many sub-menus here. Scroll way on down the page, closer to the bottom. You'll find a sub-menu section named “Nextion”.
 
Don't be confused here, this section here, these settings listed here are the MMDVMHost settings for the Nextion Display, and has nothing to do with the Nextion Display Driver.
 
“Brightness” setting is for the D-Star, DMR, YSF, NXDN, P25, and POCSAG screens. This can be set to 20~100. I'll say set it as bright as needed. You see my setting above for my 5.0" Nextion Enhanced Display.
 
“IdleBrightness” setting is for the MMDVM IDLE Screen. This is set to 05~40. I'll say it's just supposed to be a bit dimmer than the mode screens. You see my setting above for my 5.0" Nextion Enhanced Display.
 
OK, we don't turn off the screen, we just dim it. There are reasons for this that I'll not start any arguements over engineering specifications of the Nextion Display hardware. Let's just say that your screen will live a longer, happier life if you don't ever turn off the screen brightness. This is called better MTBF operation of the display.
 
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