LED display does not stay bright

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by mskvarenina, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. mskvarenina

    mskvarenina Member

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    Even though I have the LCD brightness set to bright, it remains either low or medium. If I press the hidden "format" button on the front of the TiVo, it will go bright for a few seconds, then rever to dim. Anyone having this problem?
     
  2. SCSIRAID

    SCSIRAID Active Member

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    Yup... Wont stay bright.... In medium, I cant read it from my chair.
     
  3. BGreenstone

    BGreenstone New Member

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    Yep, I posted about this on the Tivo web site, and the tech who replied said that it dims to prevent it from burning out the OLED. However, that doesn't explain why the option is there at all. I don't know what the point of it going bright in the Settings screen for 2 seconds is if it won't go bright anywhere else.

    -Brian
     
  4. fredtwd

    fredtwd New Member

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    On the screen where you set it to bright, there is an INFO statement that the the display will dim when it is inactive, press the INFO to temporaily undim the display.
     
  5. drosoph

    drosoph Distinguished Member

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    Ugh, Yeah, I can't read a darn thing when it goes back to DIM ! I've complained about this in other posts as well!
     
  6. Ken7

    Ken7 Member

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    It is amazing that they use such a tiny display. My FIOS Motorola PVR clearly shows the channel or time from across the room. I need a telescope to see the S3's readout. Dumb.
     
  7. yunlin12

    yunlin12 Tivonation Citizen

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    Why are you guys looking at the PVR and not the TV?
     
  8. SCSIRAID

    SCSIRAID Active Member

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    LOL!!! :) Good Point!!!
     
  9. Ken7

    Ken7 Member

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    Nice to see the time without hitting a button. :)
     
  10. thein

    thein New Member

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    I also noticed the dim LEDs... based on the tech's response, it sounds like they won't be changing that!

    When the TV is off, you can tell the time.

    You can see what is being recorded without going into any menus (a pain when you are watching pre-recorded).
     
  11. 56oval

    56oval New Member

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    Just hit the "Info" button to have it brighten for 8 seconds.
     
  12. LostTivo

    LostTivo New Member

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    What color is your OLED? My first box was orange - my replacement box that came today is a white. The white is much harder to read than the orange. No idea why they changed it.
     

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