Antec Veris Fusion Black HTPC Case ReviewMon, Dec 01, 2008 - 12:00 AM
Using the LCD Display
The Antec Veris Fusion Black comes with an LCD built into the front bezel. The LCD can be programmed to display a wide range of information including news, weather, or even check your email.
Despite what the application says, the Veris Fusion Black does not have a VFD (Vacuum Fluorescent Display) like the Veris Fusion V2. The Fusion Black does have an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) but the same application is used to configure what displays on both models. In fact, the application itself is called VFD, so when I refer to VFD below, I’m actually referring to the software, not the type of display.
To try and hit the highlights of the VFD configuring software, the font and text scrolling speed can be adjusted to fit your preferences. I found that anything slower than the fastest speed of 10 pixels per movement was too slow for reading the news headlines in a timely manner.
You can also enable or disable complete sections of the VFD software. The display will automatically cycle through each of the enabled sections on the Auto mode tab.
For checking the weather, you need to select a pre-configured city from the drop down and add it to the list of selected cities. You can also select how often you want the VFD software to update the weather information.
There is also a lot of information about your system that is available to the VFD software and you can configure which items you want to see displayed on the LCD.
The only gripe I have on the VFD software is its inability to use a secure connection when connecting to your email’s POP server. That leaves out many email providers, like GMail, when wanting to set up your email on the VFD software.