Full-Screen Movie Rentals Play Dark

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ToomeyND, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. ToomeyND macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone else had an issue with movies playing very dark when in full screen mode?

    This has happened on my MBA as well as my Mini connected to a TV. When I am in full screen mode, the picture looks fine while the mouse and controls are lit. When they disappear after 5 seconds or so, the screen visibly changes settings to where everything is very dark. When the movie isn't in full-screen mode, it looks the same as when the controls are up.

    I rented the second Hunger Games movie last night, and could hardly see what was going on during all of the nighttime scenes (I know I should have gone to regular screen, I didn't realize this would fix it until this morning).

    I've pulled up some old DVD rips, and they aren't doing the same "auto-correct" of contrast and brightness that is happening when I'm playing a brand new movie.
     
  2. cbronfman macrumors 6502

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    +1

    Same problem here but I haven't been able to figure out why. Frustrating.
     
  3. ToomeyND thread starter macrumors 6502

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    More detail, I have a 2013 i7 11" MBA and a 2012 i5 mini. Both are current with Mavericks.
     
  4. ToomeyND thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This will be my last bump. I'm really hoping someone out there has a solution, or at least has hopes this will go away with OSX 10.10
     
  5. cbronfman macrumors 6502

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    Screen (display) resolution

    On an old TV I have (not HD), they come through beautifully. But on my Apple Cinema Display, on my MBA, and on an HD TV I have - DARK. I've set my download preference to SD, but it doesn't always solve the problem.
     

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