Is this normal?

wksj

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I am watching a movie with subtitles, and during dark scenes, the whole screen gets brighter when there is a subtitle (white text) and then goes darker when the subtitle is gone. This is very annoying. Is it normal?
 

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Gwendolini

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Which video player are you using and are the subtitles embedded in the file or external (which means you can switch them off and on) or are they hardcoded?
 

wksj

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Does not happen for me in Safari on Yosemite.
I am using Safari on Yosemite as well. Could you try and see if this happens on House of Cards Season 3 Episode 3 from 43:25 to 43:50?

Do you have auto brightness on?
Yes. I disabled it after seeing your post, and it didn't change anything.

I found this thread, seems like it's the same thing but on a Samsung TV: http://www.head-fi.org/t/433026/lcd-tv-flickers-during-dark-scenes-is-this-a-common-problem
 
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Gwendolini

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I am using Safari on Yosemite as well. Could you try and see if this happens on House of Cards Season 3 Episode 3 from 43:25 to 43:50?
Sorry, but my not US Netflix does not allow me season 3 yet. Luckily it was available via other means. When do they get their **** together, seeing as I could watch Sense8 on the day of the release and am now watching Grace & Frankie. Idiots.

Tried another browser to see if the problem is "universal"?
 

wksj

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Sorry, but my not US Netflix does not allow me season 3 yet. Luckily it was available via other means. When do they get their **** together, seeing as I could watch Sense8 on the day of the release and am now watching Grace & Frankie. Idiots.

Tried another browser to see if the problem is "universal"?
I just tried Firefox, and it is not doing that; but it is always bright -like the left half of the picture I posted. I guess I'll have to live with that, or watch stuff without subtitles.
Thanks
 
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