Optimal Light Setting for HTs?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Raceen, Jan 22, 2003.

  1. Raceen

    Raceen Agent

    Dec 9, 2002
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    I have a Toshiba 57" RP HDTV. I currently have it in my basement with absoultely no natural light down there (no windows). What is the optimal light setting to watch movies to achieve the best performance from my TV and most importantly, not cause damage to my eyes?

    Overhead ceiling lights set to dim?
    Lights behind the TV?
    Lights in the rear?
    No lights at all?
    Lights on the side (scones)?

  2. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

    May 8, 2001
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    it's really personal preference.

    i'd say the most important factor is that the lighting does not reflect off the screen. i also find the lighting more pleasing if it shoots upwards.

    in my case i have my light behind me shooting up. i hooked it to a dimmer so i can adjust the amount of lighting to exactly where i want.

    [edit] i forgot to say, as far as whether to watch in total darkness or not, that's also personal preference. i like to have a very dim light source. i very rarely watch in total darkness...it hurts my eyes. other people can only watch in total darkness - so go figure. [​IMG]

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