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Bias lighting brightness?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Elfmaze, May 10, 2010.

  1. Elfmaze

    Elfmaze Stunt Coordinator

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    I found a hd tv curbside last week. A 57" sony rear projection 1080i tv. after getting it home and adjusting the green gain a bit to remove a bit of retrace line. we started noticing that it was very bright to watch at night. so i instinctually tossed a 4' T8 floresent light behind it to add some backlight. Later found this to be called "biased lighting".

    I then went and bought a 4' T5 setup from depot to hide the fixture a bit better behind the tvs bezle. But i got to thinking about how bright the back light should be. Are there any guidelines on this?

    I read one artical where it stated ambient light should be no more than 10% of the brightest white. But i don't know if that includes bias lighing.
     
  2. GeorgeAB

    GeorgeAB Second Unit

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    The search feature at the top of the forum is your friend: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/forum/thread/284276/the-importance-of-bias-lighting-when-viewing-in-a-reference-environment#post_3667837 .
     
  3. zarazhi

    zarazhi Auditioning

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    What does the manual say? Check it out.....
     

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