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Robert Boltman
2004-12-15, 03:38
Hi,

I've got a Squeezebox with the new display and think its great. However, I'm
using it as a bedside clock and it's a bit too bright for my liking, even on
the lowest (of the four) levels. I've read that the new display supports more
levels but that this hasn't been implemented in s/w yet? (I've just upgraded to
5.4).

Does the display support being any dimmer than it goes at present? Is there any
way I can manually adjust what the four levels actually are? I suspect that
what I actually need is the dimmest setting (I'm very fussy about light when I
sleeping - and yes I know it doesn't make a lot of sense when my eyes are
supposed to be closed ;-)

Thanks for any suggestions...

Cheers
Rob

btw Happy to hack/code if necessary to achieve above, although I haven't
touched the Slim code at all yet so a (very good) pointer in the right
direction would be necessary.

kdf
2004-12-15, 04:40
Slim/Player/SqueezeboxG.pm line 68:
my @brightnessMap = (0, 1, 4, 16, 30);

edit that. however, 1 is a default level ( as would seem obvious, not much
lower you can get than that). I am surprised you find that too bright. full
moon lights up my room far more than that, even on large font.

-kdf

Quoting Robert Boltman <rob (AT) boltman (DOT) org>:

> Hi,
>
> I've got a Squeezebox with the new display and think its great. However, I'm
> using it as a bedside clock and it's a bit too bright for my liking, even on
> the lowest (of the four) levels. I've read that the new display supports more
> levels but that this hasn't been implemented in s/w yet? (I've just upgraded
> to
> 5.4).
>
> Does the display support being any dimmer than it goes at present? Is there
> any
> way I can manually adjust what the four levels actually are? I suspect that
> what I actually need is the dimmest setting (I'm very fussy about light when
> I
> sleeping - and yes I know it doesn't make a lot of sense when my eyes are
> supposed to be closed ;-)
>
> Thanks for any suggestions...
>
> Cheers
> Rob
>
> btw Happy to hack/code if necessary to achieve above, although I haven't
> touched the Slim code at all yet so a (very good) pointer in the right
> direction would be necessary.
>
>
>

Robert Boltman
2004-12-15, 06:14
Oh ok. Thanks anyway. Told you I was fussy! (We have blackout linings
in our curtains so the room is v.dark normally).


On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 03:40:41 -0800, kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com> wrote:
> Slim/Player/SqueezeboxG.pm line 68:
> my @brightnessMap = (0, 1, 4, 16, 30);
>
> edit that. however, 1 is a default level ( as would seem obvious, not much
> lower you can get than that). I am surprised you find that too bright. full
> moon lights up my room far more than that, even on large font.
>
> -kdf
>
> Quoting Robert Boltman <rob (AT) boltman (DOT) org>:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've got a Squeezebox with the new display and think its great. However, I'm
> > using it as a bedside clock and it's a bit too bright for my liking, even on
> > the lowest (of the four) levels. I've read that the new display supports more
> > levels but that this hasn't been implemented in s/w yet? (I've just upgraded
> > to
> > 5.4).
> >
> > Does the display support being any dimmer than it goes at present? Is there
> > any
> > way I can manually adjust what the four levels actually are? I suspect that
> > what I actually need is the dimmest setting (I'm very fussy about light when
> > I
> > sleeping - and yes I know it doesn't make a lot of sense when my eyes are
> > supposed to be closed ;-)
> >
> > Thanks for any suggestions...
> >
> > Cheers
> > Rob
> >
> > btw Happy to hack/code if necessary to achieve above, although I haven't
> > touched the Slim code at all yet so a (very good) pointer in the right
> > direction would be necessary.
> >
> >
> >

Bill Burns
2004-12-15, 09:56
Robert Boltman wrote:

> I've got a Squeezebox with the new display and think its great. However, I'm
> using it as a bedside clock and it's a bit too bright for my liking, even on
> the lowest (of the four) levels. I've read that the new display supports more
> levels but that this hasn't been implemented in s/w yet? (I've just upgraded to
> 5.4).

I find that the remote is conveniently shaped to place in front of the
display to block the light at night :-)

--
Bill Burns
Long Island NY USA
mailto:billb (AT) ftldesign (DOT) com

kdf
2004-12-15, 10:44
Quoting Robert Boltman <robert.boltman (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:

> Oh ok. Thanks anyway. Told you I was fussy! (We have blackout linings
> in our curtains so the room is v.dark normally).

try lighting gel then :)
with a torx screwdriver, you can open up the case, slip a piece of any dark
coloured acetate in front of the display and that will reduce the emount of
light that passes through at any given brightness level.

-kdf

NauticusLX
2007-01-24, 20:45
Why not just set the brightness to 0 when you're sleeping?