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  1. #1
    Robert Boltman
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    Lower brightness levels?

    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.

  2. #2
    NOT a Slim Devices Employee kdf's Avatar
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    Lower brightness levels?

    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.
    >
    >
    >

  3. #3
    Robert Boltman
    Guest

    Lower brightness levels?

    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.
    > >
    > >
    > >

  4. #4
    Bill Burns
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    Lower brightness levels?

    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

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    NOT a Slim Devices Employee kdf's Avatar
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    Lower brightness levels?

    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

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    Why not just set the brightness to 0 when you're sleeping?

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