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TV with low brightness settings - Super Photosensitive

by gwapito424 / May 25, 2013 6:30 AM PDT

I have Lyme disease and extreme photosensitivity, it's hard for me to watch TV for any length of time before the brightness bothers me. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a TV that can have the brightness dimmed very low and still maintain a good picture. I'm looking in the 40 to 47 inch range and retail price of less than $800 or $1000, but would love it if it cost in the $500 to $600 range. It doesn't have to be a smart tv or 3D, just a basic HDTV. Thanks!

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Look at prior discussions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2013 6:51 AM PDT

And you find the advice to be adding a filter over the screen, your doctor's recommendations such as eye-ware.

There is no TV made that appears to meet these needs today but folk appear to add the filter over the screen or via glasses.

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Will a screen filter work?
by gwapito424 / May 27, 2013 5:06 AM PDT

I have a screen filter for my tablet and it helps a lot, do they make them large enough for a 40-something inch tv?

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While such is out there.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2013 5:09 AM PDT

What I'm seeing is the eyewear instead. What I'm not seeing is lower brightness screens.

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Sweeping statements
by gwapito424 / July 11, 2013 1:21 AM PDT

Bob, it seems that you were genuinely trying to help, I appreciate it. It's a good thing that I didn't close my mind after reading your responses, now I have something that works. Jason

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A dear friend had a favorite saying (here it is.)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 11, 2013 4:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Sweeping statements

"Your mind is like a parachute.
It has to be open to work."

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Found what I'm looking for
by gwapito424 / July 11, 2013 1:19 AM PDT

I called some of the better known TV companies and visited a couple of stores and found that there IS, in fact, availability of what I am looking for. Any Samsung tv 1080P 120hz and above dims down very low and maintains a great picture. If anyone else is in a similar situation, it might be helpful for you to know about this. I don't know about larger tv's, but in the 40" to 50" range, Samsung seemed to be the best. Cheers!

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If I were to bet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 11, 2013 4:10 AM PDT

This is likely to be a Plasma set. They tend to go a bit lower than most LCDs.

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