Too Bright !

Discussion in 'iPad' started by aerodoc, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. aerodoc macrumors member

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    Even on the lowest brightness, it is too bright for night time viewing. Just plain hurts my eyes. Compared to the ipod/iphone, this thing is a lot brighter on its lowest setting.

    It is commonly known that low brightness is better for night viewing. This is a lot like where they jack up the brightness on monitors and TV's for that showroom appeal, but its not good for normal viewing. Bad job Apple.
     
  2. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    It's great for me. Sorry to hear it is too bright for you
     
  3. ImperialX macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure it's that bright? The iPhone at lowest brightness is perfect for nighttime viewing.
     
  4. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    I noticed this, too. I turned the iPad brightness to the lowest setting and it's still quite bright... Phooey!
     
  5. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    I'm sure the screen will wear down under time. So it will probably get darker.
     
  6. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    that will take a very long time. led backlighting takes a long while to wear down significantly, unlike fluorescents.
     
  7. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    Really? My iPhone 3G looks a lot darker then my mothers 3GS.
     
  8. Ljohnson72 macrumors 6502a

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    I too noticed this. I turned it all the way down and it was still to bright for me.
     
  9. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    I've now read it all. I suffer from light induced migraines and bright to dark really sets it off. The ipad brightness is fine. If you really think you can't take it, you must not be able to handle a single low watt light in a room. MaYbe it's something worse than I have. If so sorry. But I can say from the pov of medical issues with bright light. No problem!
     
  10. aerodoc thread starter macrumors member

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    That makes no sense. You say you have a condition. This should lead you to understand that all humans are different and no one is the same.

    Obviously it bothers me or I would not mention it. Evidently from the responses I am not the only one. It is impossible for you, even someone with a condition, to say see what I do. Can you not accept that some people think it is too bright or do you think they are making it up?

    The point is the iPad is brighter than my iPhone or iPod, why does apple restrict the low setting now? I suppose it was a choice by someone who does not understand human variation such as the previous poster. Even if you have an extreme condition, you cannot speak for me. Besides it's not only about the amount of light, it's the contrast of light that also affects the viewer.
     
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    Uhm... The lowest brightness setting is still too bright for use in a dark room to read head on comfortably, it's that simple.
     
  13. aerodoc thread starter macrumors member

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    When I set up my home theatre, I learned that most people have their TV's at much higher settings than they should. People tend to be attracted to bright and shiny things which is good for initial sales, but that is not what you want in a night time environment. Even if it is acceptable, it's not ideal. Besides, why restrict the setting? They should ensure the low is at a true low end of the range which it obviously is not if people are bothered by it.
     
  14. erillanos macrumors member

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    I have extreme photofobia (eyes sensitive to lights)
    and on lowest brightness in the dark it only hurst my eyes for a while
    until finally they get use to the light.
     
  15. Ljohnson72 macrumors 6502a

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    Wouldnt being able to lower the brightest more be a better alternative to hurting your eyes?
     
  16. applesupergeek macrumors 6502a

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    Don't bother with his reply buddy, not worth it, I am sorry the brightness bothers you, it would be an issue for me too I suppose, I hope apple take hid of the feedback and update the settings via a firmware. I am sure they 'll be having an ear on all the feedback that's going to come pouring in, and I hope they address this issue.
     
  17. aerodoc thread starter macrumors member

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    I wonder if there are screen protectors that will dim it some? Probably not as much as I would like, but it might help.

    Applesupergeek, yeah...I think the point of mentioning is so that apple can make the adjustments. I do expect them to adjust the brightness since they do care about customers. What is surprising is that high LCD brightness is one thing that may keep it from being a great ereader and where the kindle has an edge. So why not at least try to mitigate that to some degree by allowing for very low brightness levels.
     
  18. erillanos macrumors member

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    All lights hurt my eyes so I use to it.

    But yes I try and keep it as low as I can so it will not hurt my eyes when I can.
     
  19. 1969cj5 macrumors member

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    Check out the triple click option. Go to settings, accessibility , set triple click . One of the options reverses the screen to white text on black background. Works well
     
  20. paulisme macrumors 6502

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    This.
     
  21. Bytor65 macrumors 6502a

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    Strange that it doesn't to ridiculously low. LEDs are easy to modulate and it would save more battery life.
     
  22. hobbbz macrumors 6502a

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    I finally solved this (I think).

    Under accessibility settings you can turn on White on Black. You can even set this to a triple-click of the home button to turn it on automatically for you.

    My S.O. will hopefully appreciate this a little.
     
  23. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you!

    Like the option buts always a pain to switch back and forth.
     
  24. bostonte macrumors regular

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    Triple clicking the home button for instant back and forth is more of a pain than going into settings and turning the brightness down??
     
  25. aluren macrumors 65816

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    I think it is a pain to have to switch back and forth, even if it's only triple-clicking the home button. They really need to implement the iBooks brightness into Settings. The lowest on iBooks is perfect for night time reading or night time anything with the iPad.
     

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