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Rollsign or Digital Display?

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I already see where this one will go. Everyone 25 years of age and below will say roll signs and everyone 25 years of age or older will say digital displays. :eek:

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Except me, who will say "does it even matter"? Both have displayed wrong stuff, and it occurs quite often too (althought not as often on digital)

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I already see where this one will go. Everyone 25 years of age and below will say roll signs and everyone 25 years of age or older will say digital displays. :eek:

 

O man your You could read minds Bossman huh lol well Call me now for your free Reading Ms Cleo 

However you pretty much nailed it i would assume

I do like Rollsigns better then Digital 

I so walked into this one Holla

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The end rollsigns convey more information than the digital displays found on the 142s and up.

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Thing is, with digital, as the technology improves, you will eventually be able to make it look just like a rollsign (think OLED or e-paper).

Yet still have the total flexibility to make it display anything.

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Do the route designations change often enough as to make a digital display "that can display anything" worth it?

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The end rollsigns convey more information than the digital displays found on the 142s and up.

 

More information doesn't always mean more helpful information.

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More information doesn't always mean more helpful information.

 

In this case the information is more helpful, seeing as a rollsign can display trunk line color.

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Rollsigns are more of a nostalgia thing for me. Digital Display is more convenient and I prefer it more if only it changed colors like IRT Bronx Express Sig did. Lol, too bad it cost extra money for color.

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I already see where this one will go. Everyone 25 years of age and below will say roll signs and everyone 25 years of age or older will say digital displays. :eek:

 

Not the other way around? I'd definitely say 'rollsign' as long as the digital displays aren't capable of high-definition color display of route bullets.

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How about for the next train they make a digital circular LED display that shows the route designation and route color?

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Unfortunately, digital displays lack some features that rollsigns convey, such as the color of the line the train's running on. I hope the R179/211s have a screen on the bulkhead that can display the route of the consist. That being said...

 

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i would have to say both on this one ive loved the rollsigns.but now since all the buses we do have in beeline have the digital signs.ive grown to like them to.i like them both equallly.

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I prefer rollsigns to digital displays. The digital displays on the NTTs are red and it makes it look like a a Broadway- 7thAvenue train even though most of the time it is not. I hope the next orders will have digital displays that match the trunk line's color.

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I DO like digital displays! they convey more Route info than roll signs. Digital displays actually tell you what terminal a train on a particular side is bound for. Like R44s , R46s, R142s and up. As a pose to guessing which terminal the train is bound for if you did not see the plaque which points out what side of the station ur on. Like R32s , R40s , R42s , and R68s.

 

 

BTW: R44s and R46s are the ONLY old technology subway cars with digital displays... That cool are WHAT?! ^_^

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I'd prefer the digital displays, because they're more reliable than the roll signs, which the railiens tend to change.

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Digital displays:

-they can be changed with the push of a button

-all that's needed is a reprogramming instead of a new rollsign when routes change

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I'll go with the digital over the rollsigns because it's a pain to change rollsigns on every car on a ten car train. I also don't have to worry about the vandals changing the signs. The caveat to this is I find many New Yorkers are too dumb to actually read the digital displays sometimes. If the exterior and interior signs say that Utica Ave is the destination, not to mention the automated announcements, why are they asking me if the train is going to Flatbush Ave ? I do answer them politely but I think that a lot of them are a few fries short of a Happy Meal if you get my drift.

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I'll go with the digital over the rollsigns because it's a pain to change rollsigns on every car on a ten car train. I also don't have to worry about the vandals changing the signs. The caveat to this is I find many New Yorkers are too dumb to actually read the digital displays sometimes. If the exterior and interior signs say that Utica Ave is the destination, not to mention the automated announcements, why are they asking me if the train is going to Flatbush Ave ? I do answer them politely but I think that a lot of them are a few fries short of a Happy Meal if you get my drift.

 

Sometimes, a little sarcasm doesn't hurt. One time I was waiting for a (C) train and someone asked me "does a (C) train stop here?". I just pointed out the sign and was like "that's what the sign says".

 

Face it, people are getting dumber and dumber. Retardation: it's become inevitable.

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