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Game Boy DMG TFT Backlight + Glass Lens / Screen

Game Boy Collection by Hand Held Legend

$39.99 USD Sale price

Compare at $59.99 USD

Regular price $39.99 USD
Description

Funnyplaying's new DMG TFT Backlight. Enhance your old game boy with a modern TFT LCD.

  • Soldering required
  • Touch brightness sensor
  • 3D Printed centering bracket
  • Custom masked DMG glass gray screen

 

TFT vs IPS


TFT

IPS

General information

Works when the backlight is off, and will look similar to the stock display.

Only works when the backlight is on.

Outdoors

Visible outdoors and indoors, even in bright light.

Poor visibility outdoors or in bright light.

Power

Very power efficient.

Higher power consumption relative to TFT and stock displays.

Image

Crisp image, but not to the same degree as an IPS display.
Viewing angles quickly lose quality.

More crisp in presentation relative to the TFT display.
Viewing angles retain color and sharpness.

Installation

Essentially a drop-in kit that doesn’t require any shell modification. The mod can be undone if desired.
No soldering needed.

Requires shell modification, some of which can be seen in clear shells. Due to the shell modifications, the mod is not able to be undone.
Soldering needed to enable the brightness control.


Installation

Knowledge Base: Game Boy DMG TFT LCD kit

Note: Commission may be earned from the links provided above

Description

Funnyplaying's new DMG TFT Backlight. Enhance your old game boy with a modern TFT LCD.

  • Soldering required
  • Touch brightness sensor
  • 3D Printed centering bracket
  • Custom masked DMG glass gray screen

 

TFT vs IPS


TFT

IPS

General information

Works when the backlight is off, and will look similar to the stock display.

Only works when the backlight is on.

Outdoors

Visible outdoors and indoors, even in bright light.

Poor visibility outdoors or in bright light.

Power

Very power efficient.

Higher power consumption relative to TFT and stock displays.

Image

Crisp image, but not to the same degree as an IPS display.
Viewing angles quickly lose quality.

More crisp in presentation relative to the TFT display.
Viewing angles retain color and sharpness.

Installation

Essentially a drop-in kit that doesn’t require any shell modification. The mod can be undone if desired.
No soldering needed.

Requires shell modification, some of which can be seen in clear shells. Due to the shell modifications, the mod is not able to be undone.
Soldering needed to enable the brightness control.


Installation

Knowledge Base: Game Boy DMG TFT LCD kit

Note: Commission may be earned from the links provided above

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In talking with Funnyplaying directly about the issues you ran into, they provided us with two updated installation instruction images and they are linked-to from the product page at this time. For the Funnyplaying products we’ll always host their instructions as they are the ‘official installation instructions’.