Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon MCE

Display

Display
 
The first thing we needed to do was actually configure the display to run in tandem with LCD Studio so with a quick run through auto detection and screen setup, we were ready to start customising.
 
Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon welcome note Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon Ready for action
 
Aimed squarely at the modding scene, it comes as no surprise that the GX Typhoon has quite literally thousands of possibilities. Firstly, we went for a simple text screen and had a play with the huge number of colours available. Each of the colours below are just samples of the primary colours you can apply, You can basically pick any colour of the rainbow with a variation in tone for each and every colour. It can also be inverted so if you want a black background with red text for example it is possible.
 
Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon Orange Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon Yellow
Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon Green Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon Cyan
Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon Blue Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon Purple
Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon Red Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon Font
 
The font type and size can also be adjusted to whatever font/size you desire with the only limit being the amount of fonts you have installed as in the picture above left. If you wish, you can also have the text scrolling across the screen, which again is customisable. But you would not spend that amount of cash to have simple text on a screen now would you? Let's take a look at a few designs which took me all of 10 minutes to configure :
 
Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon Winamp
 
The above sample is taken from 3 Winamp widgets. LCD Studio automatically loads pre configured .dll files into the Winamp directory allowing you to output the data to your GX Typhoon (Ctrl + K).
 
Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon System specs
 
Above, we see a more complex setup based on the system data of our test setup. Almost every aspect of system monitoring can be configured with gauges and readouts galore - ideal for the overclockers amongst us.
 
Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon OC3D
 
Ok, I got a little carried away here. Well it may look like I did but I can't really claim the artistic merit. This is just a simple PNG image which is automatically converted to be displayed on the GX Typhoon. Sadly the broken pixel line ruins the effect but it does show what is capable of. You can set as many screens as you wish with different utilities on each for easy switching and cycling depending on your current applications in use.
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04-09-2008, 07:31:00

PV5150
webbo had a chance to take Matrix Orbital's latest LCD display for a few laps around the block.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...234401537s.jpg

Check out the Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon MCE review here

04-09-2008, 08:11:17

Rastalovich
Nice bit of reviewage. I`ve always liked these but never had an opportunity to use one. 75 is semi ok as a price, probably the ceiling of what I`d pay for one tbh.

Question that I may`ve missed: do u get the feature to setup multiple displays and then select or cycle thru them with the remote ? (I`m assuming u can)

Also regarding the remote, will it/did it allow interaction with other apps ?

Looks like a winner, possibly undecided if it`s a 75 piece of kit. (I`d probably um & arr about it and then buy one)

04-09-2008, 08:54:43

Bungral
Didn't think it would be something that interests me much but actually it looks a very good product. Something that I would definitely consider.

Didn't take a pic of the remote PV

04-09-2008, 12:59:01

w3bbo
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Rastalovich'
Nice bit of reviewage. I`ve always liked these but never had an opportunity to use one. 75 is semi ok as a price, probably the ceiling of what I`d pay for one tbh.

Question that I may`ve missed: do u get the feature to setup multiple displays and then select or cycle thru them with the remote ? (I`m assuming u can)

Also regarding the remote, will it/did it allow interaction with other apps ?

Looks like a winner, possibly undecided if it`s a 75 piece of kit. (I`d probably um & arr about it and then buy one)
Cheers for your kind comments as always m8.

Yup, as stated in the review you can cycle through the screens you create but not with the remote (at least not when I tried), you use LCD Studio to configure the cycling properties. The remote is primarily to control media center applications, which if you set the screen up to display said applications then it will display some info on said applications so yes, the remote will work with the screen, from a certain point of view.

05-09-2008, 11:37:13

Jaster
Cool...have been looking for a good panel/remote combo that doesn't give you a headache in Vista x64 (silverstone and the lcd on the Antec Fusion 430 HTPC case both seemed to cause random usb failiures for some reason, although that was a few months back) ... Nice to see someone likes classic house too, altern-8 .... I saw them at the attic in manchester about a year back...cracking
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