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Old 12-29-2009, 09:42 PM   #1
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For starters, I use LCD screens a lot. I am on my laptop many hours a day, and I used to have my Xbox 360 set up to a 22" LCD monitor. I just bought a new 46" LCD 1080p TV and playing video games on it is straining my eyes and giving me a headache. However, I have watched about 5 movies on the screen and it doesn't give me a headache at all. The best way I can explain it is that when I am playing a game, its almost like everything is moving too fast. I have tried many things:

-sitting closer to the tv
-sitting farther away from the tv
-turning all the lights on
-turning off the backlight
-adjusting brightness + contrast

I am now at the point where playing a game doesn't give me an immediate headache but it feels uncomfortable to play and makes my eyes feel "weird".

Does anyone have any advice on what I can do? Or is it something my eyes will have to get used to over the next few weeks?
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:53 PM   #2
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You just went from a display less than half it's size. Just give yourself some time to get used to it.
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Thanks for the quick reply!

Hope it's just an eye adjustment thing
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What type of LCD I have seen the 120hz Samsungs with a motion enhancement feature that makes scene movement look terrible. If that doesn't apply then disregard
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Turn the brightness down, way down...using the contrast control
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What type of LCD I have seen the 120hz Samsungs with a motion enhancement feature that makes scene movement look terrible. If that doesn't apply then disregard
Yeah. I'm sure your Westinghouse looks MUCH better.
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Yeah. I'm sure your Westinghouse looks MUCH better.
Well ASS i never said that, i bought my tv 3 years ago, it suits me just fine. It is not a top of the line TV i know this. Just making a suggestion based on what I have seen. If you would like to buy me a top of the line TV PM me and I will give my email so you can paypal me the money!
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Well ASS i never said that, i bought my tv 3 years ago, it suits me just fine. It is not a top of the line TV i know this. Just making a suggestion based on what I have seen. If you would like to buy me a top of the line TV PM me and I will give my email so you can paypal me the money!
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The point is....Samsung LCDs are very good and provide the user with many options to tune their picture for optimum results. If the user doesn't like the "motion enhance" feature, it's not a complicated process to turn it off. Indeed, I prefer to disable most of the processing features because my source material is just about perfect and after calibration, looks great.
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As I've poster in other threads, the overall light output from most LCD panels can be upwards of 120 FL's. Nearly ten times the light from a theater screen hitting your eyes.

Overall brightness is controlled by the contrast control sometimes also called picture. This controls the white light output. The Brightness control actually brightens only the darkest areas of the picture.

If you happen to be able to acquire a photographic light meter, you can use it to reduce the light output to a measured level. These meters normally measure in candela's/ft squared. On a 100 ire window for a normally lit room 14 cd/f2 equates to about 40FL. The headaches should diminish with this setting. You can go darker if the ambient lighting is reduced or off.

http://www.unitconversion.org/lumina...onversion.html

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