@ZombieDE IMHO, no it’s not worth it. Unless you’re planning on using your Pi through the mirror for surfing, video or the like. But if you’re planning on going with the normal black and white theme for the mirror, it’s not worth the extra color fidelity. I’ve found that with a little fiddling of the monitor settings (contrast max, brightness 40%, etc.) you can remove any background bleed from the LED backlight.
@fox It’s possible. If you configure your Pi to turn off the signal to the HDMI port, the monitor should shut off automatically. It should remain off until it detects a signal again, whereupon it will turn itself back on.
The MotionDetection module can do this for you with a Raspberry Pi camera. Otherwise, there is a module for using a PIR sensor.
I bought a used 32" tv which will be my mirror.
Basically I just tried different display sizes (19", 21" wide, 24", 27", 32", 46") with my MagicMirror to determine if it has enough free space to still act as a mirror but to display relevant data.
Hi again guys… :p
Right i’m a total noob with absolutely no experience in programming or writing code… I have installed programs simply by clicking an install.exe and following on screen commands but that’s about as far as my level of experience goes! haha
So far i’m really chuffed with myself as I appear to have all the basic modules calibrated correctly?
News: BBC News
Calendar: Personal gmail
Compliments: edited text file to include the odd profanity in order to motivate my lazy ass!
So far so good… All working and looking great!
I look more into the compliments area and see you can customise compliments to relate to weather… Awesome! Tried adding it myself, failed. Has anyone got a copy and paste of the compliments.txt with weather related compliments working I can use as a template?