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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #240 on: March 14, 2020, 01:57:00 PM »
Would be nice if they updated this device to allow for continuous illumination of the screen.
Sorta annoying to have to hit the a button when recording to check my levels in the dark.
Running this thing once a week - it's a workhorse.  Having to hit the menu button over and over - gets redundant.
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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #241 on: March 15, 2020, 01:41:45 PM »
Would be nice if they updated this device to allow for continuous illumination of the screen.
Sorta annoying to have to hit the a button when recording to check my levels in the dark.
Running this thing once a week - it's a workhorse.  Having to hit the menu button over and over - gets redundant.

I'm confused. Mine stays on all the time, even under battery power, which I complained about to Tascam. I set the backlight menu item to "off".

On the mark 1, the light would go off after the time indicated when on batteries and stay on when running from the external power jack. I guess they figured users running batteries into the external power jack did not want this behavior on the mk2.

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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #242 on: March 15, 2020, 01:58:35 PM »
Would be nice if they updated this device to allow for continuous illumination of the screen.
Sorta annoying to have to hit the a button when recording to check my levels in the dark.
Running this thing once a week - it's a workhorse.  Having to hit the menu button over and over - gets redundant.
Set it to "OFF" and it stays on all the time.
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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #243 on: March 15, 2020, 06:20:40 PM »
Would be nice if they updated this device to allow for continuous illumination of the screen.
Sorta annoying to have to hit the a button when recording to check my levels in the dark.
Running this thing once a week - it's a workhorse.  Having to hit the menu button over and over - gets redundant.
Set it to "OFF" and it stays on all the time.

My thoughts of "how did I not know this?" are mixed with wondering why it would not just label that as "ON" .. ...
Yeah, wtf.
Why would that not be Backlight : On ?
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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #244 on: March 16, 2020, 06:50:19 PM »
^ Off turns the display time-out function off.

Stated that way it makes more sense, no? 
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Re: Tascam DR-680 MKii
« Reply #245 on: March 16, 2020, 10:15:44 PM »
Yes, it makes more sense explained that way.
But, I mean... even the manual is worded strangely -
Quote from: Page 49 of the Manual
Use the BACKLIGHT item to set the amount of time since being last used until the backlight automatically turns OFF when operating on batteries.

Options: OFF, 5 sec (default value), 10 sec, 15 sec, 30 sec
A footnote mentioning that selecting "off" keeps the backlight illuminated might be appropriate.
I don't know.
Seemed odd.  I tend to fiddle enough to figure things out, but selecting off seemed the opposite of what I was trying to accomplish.
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