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What's your 24" iMac Brightness Setting?
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quiklee
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Oct 30, 2006, 08:55 PM
 
I'm just curious cuz i had to set mine to the lowest. My eyes were getting tired after an hour when set at anything higher.
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Oct 31, 2006, 04:36 AM
 
Not a 24", but my iMac 17" is set at its lowest, and at night, I still find it too bright, I often activate dashboard with no widgets if reading long web pages to dim the screen.

Though I do wish there was a control on the Apple remote to increase brightness, as when i use front row, I like to have my screen at full brightness.
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Oct 31, 2006, 05:14 AM
 
i hope my 24" wont be too bright
     
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Oct 31, 2006, 08:39 AM
 
25% and still it's much brighter than my powerbook at 100%.
     
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Oct 31, 2006, 11:47 PM
 
Are you guys kidding? You set your brightness at 25%, and even at te lowest setting?!? You're eyes are going to go bad.

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Nov 1, 2006, 02:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by dbranham View Post
Are you guys kidding? You set your brightness at 25%, and even at te lowest setting?!? You're eyes are going to go bad.

I keep my 17" a mere 1 from the highest!
Have you seen the 24" screen? The brightness on that thing is ridiculous. Even set at the lowest setting you still get a very bright screen. At the highest, I get a headache after a while of staring at it.
     
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Nov 1, 2006, 03:57 PM
 
I have heard that people are having trouble calibrating these displays (using hardware calibration equipment) because the screen cannot go dim enough.

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This will be a big problem for photographers.
     
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Nov 1, 2006, 05:20 PM
 
Once I got my 24" I did the same thing and set it to the lowest setting. But moved it back up to show off to some friends and never put it back, now I got used to it.
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Nov 1, 2006, 07:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by littlegreenspud View Post
I have heard that people are having trouble calibrating these displays (using hardware calibration equipment) because the screen cannot go dim enough.

Accelerate Your Macintosh! News Page - 11/1/06

This will be a big problem for photographers.
I could see that being a problem for sure. I find that I wish I could adjust the contrast on those displays. It would help with calibration a ton.
     
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Nov 2, 2006, 02:32 AM
 
my 24" imac is set to lowest brightness, anything higher than that is just way too bright for my eyes.
     
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Nov 2, 2006, 03:20 AM
 
Is the 24" really that much brighter than, say, a 17" G5 (iSight)? I always have backlight cranked up all of the way, except when watching DVDs.
     
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Nov 2, 2006, 06:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by Tuoder View Post
Is the 24" really that much brighter than, say, a 17" G5 (iSight)? I always have backlight cranked up all of the way, except when watching DVDs.
Im the opposite ! Have my brightness all the way down except when watching DVDs/using FrontRow, when I put it all the way up
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Nov 2, 2006, 07:43 AM
 
I can't go above about 33% on my 17", if I do my retinas melt.

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Nov 2, 2006, 02:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by harrisjamieh View Post
Im the opposite ! Have my brightness all the way down except when watching DVDs/using FrontRow, when I put it all the way up
I like readability above all, except for DVDs, where I want color reproduction. On CRTs I do the whole calibration thing, because there are 10 different ways for your picture to look just a little bit off.
     
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Nov 2, 2006, 09:40 PM
 
1/3 of the way up. Black levels are pretty shiddy on this thing

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Nov 2, 2006, 11:16 PM
 
Kept mine around 70% when I first got my 20" in February b/c it seemed WAY too bright at 90 or 100%. However, after close to nine months, I usually keep it just 2 notches below the top. I hope it's just my eyes getting used to it, and not the bulb dimming.
     
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Originally Posted by Josh Reid View Post
Kept mine around 70% when I first got my 20" in February b/c it seemed WAY too bright at 90 or 100%. However, after close to nine months, I usually keep it just 2 notches below the top. I hope it's just my eyes getting used to it, and not the bulb dimming.
There's no bulb, and the backlight don't dim.
     
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Nov 3, 2006, 12:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by Mongoos150 View Post
1/3 of the way up. Black levels are pretty shiddy on this thing

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Nov 12, 2006, 12:16 AM
 
I have my 20" set to maximum minus ten percent.
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