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Old 11th October 2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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Basically my question is, where can I get or find a film of some sort which can go over my LCD computer screen to dim the brightness? I find it too bright even at its lowest brightness. Hasn't anybody else had the same problem?
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Old 11th October 2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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Old 11th October 2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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Car window tint? In the "oldentimes" we used black stockings over our green CRT's as "anti-glare".

Have yu played with both brightness and contrast?

Unless you are looking at it in a very dark room, this seems hard to believe. If so, I recommend some ambient lighting. Granted, I am older and have cataracts, so everything is a bit dimer than you may see.
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Old 11th October 2013, 07:41 PM   #4
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I'd add to tvrgeeks recommend and suggest you also look at any menu options in your video driver. If its a Windows pc then have a look in "control panel" and see if you can spot your video options (NVidia, Intel etc)
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Car window tint? In the "oldentimes" we used black stockings over our green CRT's as "anti-glare".

Have yu played with both brightness and contrast?

Unless you are looking at it in a very dark room, this seems hard to believe. If so, I recommend some ambient lighting. Granted, I am older and have cataracts, so everything is a bit dimer than you may see.
it might be hard to believe but its true. I went to a store and tried adjusting the brightness on different laptops. They all have varying levels of adjustment. And the lowest setting is sometimes too bright. There are not enough steps.
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Old 11th October 2013, 11:09 PM   #6
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Hi,


There is no such thing as a screen that is too bright, if contrast is correct.
That a screen is still too bright at its lowest settings is a bizarre concept.

Nothing exists to fix a problem that doesn't exist. The problem with
LCD screens is that they are not bright enough, not the opposite.

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Old 11th October 2013, 11:20 PM   #7
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Hi,


There is no such thing as a screen that is too bright, if contrast is correct.
That a screen is still too bright at its lowest settings is a bizarre concept.

Nothing exists to fix a problem that doesn't exist. The problem with
LCD screens is that they are not bright enough, not the opposite.

rgds, sreten.
why do you think that?

if it isnt bright enough for some people, why cant it be too bright for others? everyone has their own preference and acceptability. And the brightness cannot be adjusted continuously which means it can be too bright for some people.
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Old 14th October 2013, 07:12 AM   #9
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Laptop LCDs are less adjustable then normal computer LCD's. They lack the brightness/contrast setting. I find most laptops too bright too, even at their lowest brightness setting. However, i can tone most computer monitors down enough.

Look at a little piece of software called F.lux
It adjusts the color temperature during the day according to the sunlight spectrum. It makes computing becomes so much easier on the eyes (if color correctness is not needed), especially dawn/dusk&nighttime
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Old 14th October 2013, 12:36 PM   #10
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Well, the simplest option I see here is a good one; a gray stocking will dim your screen's output and will save you a couple of minutes rifling through your videocard settings (although that is still a very viable option) or installing third party software (also might work).

On the other hand, this is the first time I heard about a screen being too bright (and I've done quite a bit of IT-ing), but still, when I think about it; it can happen, on any screen.

So long story short: If you feel adventurous, browse a bit deeper in your videocard settings, install a tool for it, or try some stockings or diffusing paper (used in photography, but that might mess up screen focus)....
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