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peterw
2007-02-09, 10:34
I recently bought a Squeezebox V3 and was struck by how much less bright the display is than the display on my yead-old Squeezebox2. The brightest setting on the new Squeezebox V3 is about as bright as the second-brightest setting of the Squeezebox2. And the dimmest setting of the Squeezebox V3 that's not "off" is very dim indeed.

Is this normal, or did I get an SB3 that's unusually dim?

Thanks,

Peter

mherger
2007-02-09, 10:52
> Is this normal, or did I get an SB3 that's unusually dim?

I think it's been mentioned that this was due to the additional filtering
front (which makes the light blueish).

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peterw
2007-02-09, 11:10
> Is this normal, or did I get an SB3 that's unusually dim?

I think it's been mentioned that this was due to the additional filtering
front (which makes the light blueish).

Darn. There have been times when daylight has made the SB3 difficult to read. It's disappointing that this is expected performance.

I called Slim tech support, and they confirm that this is normal. When I told the support rep that I could barely read the text on the SB3 at its most dim setting, he sounded surprised that I could read it at all at that brightness. Not a good sign.

Thanks, Michael.

kdf
2007-02-09, 11:19
Quoting peterw <peterw.2lr2ez1171044901 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

> I told the support rep that I could barely read the text on the SB3 at
> its most dim setting, he sounded surprised that I could read it at all
> at that brightness. Not a good sign.

unless you consider that the dimmest setting could be considered 0.
I'd be surprised if you can read it then too.

-kdf

peter
2007-02-09, 11:27
kdf wrote:
> Quoting peterw <peterw.2lr2ez1171044901 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:
>
>
>> I told the support rep that I could barely read the text on the SB3 at
>> its most dim setting, he sounded surprised that I could read it at all
>> at that brightness. Not a good sign.
>>
>
> unless you consider that the dimmest setting could be considered 0.
> I'd be surprised if you can read it then too.
>

There's a definite blueish glow at that setting (in a totally dark
room), but nothing that could be read.

Regards,
Peter

kdf
2007-02-09, 11:46
Quoting Peter <landen-slimp (AT) frg (DOT) eur.nl>:

> There's a definite blueish glow at that setting (in a totally dark
> room), but nothing that could be read.

yes, the electrodes are always hot, even at dimmest setting. You can
probably also make out some glow from the horizontal filaments.
Brightest setting does suffer in direct light, moreso than older
models. Of course, none of them stand up well in full sunlight, but
far better than any lcd I've seen.

-kdf