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Old 01-22-01, 05:06 PM
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45 dollars for a tube light?!!!
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In order for you to make a bias light..you need certain parts. Certain parts you need to put together like the right bulb..right sheet..etc. It can be bothersome.

I for one will make a purchase..sure it's like $40 bucks..but I'm a bit on the lazy side..searching..and not knowing if I'm doing it correctly.

And no, I don't sport lots of benjamins.
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So is this recommended, then? Does the Avia disk have a similar test screen as the Video Esentials DVD referenced in the link?

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Old 01-22-01, 11:27 PM
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This any different than a light I could buy at Menard's or Home Depot? Doesn't looklike it to me.

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I was reading a little about this last week.
I picked up a $10 24" florescent under-cabinet light at Lowes over the weekend. I don't think the color temp. is perfect, but it is a lot easier on the eyes to watch movies. We used to keep some lights on in the room to minimize eye strain, but there was always glare.
With this $10 light behind the TV, we can watch movies with all other lights off. i like it.
I might try and set it up "correctly" some day, but it works good for now.
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by SirPablo:
This any different than a light I could buy at Menard's or Home Depot?
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The difference is that the bulb has the correct color temperature to provide neutral lighted environment. Supposedly, using an incorrect bulb might 'color' your perception of the movie on the screen. A lot of other factors, such as your rooms paint scheme, can also affect your perception of the image. $45 isn't ridiculous in comparison with other 'tweaks' that HT users invest in.

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You can easily build one yourself
The bulb is almost ID to the Phillips Daylight bulb avialable at Home depot for 4.50 or so. Marked right on the box or bulb is the all important rating of 6500K for the right light color.

I bought the fixture at HD also and the total for my Bias light was 24.98. About half the cost and it does make a difference for watching movies in the dark.
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Glad to see that I'm not being an old mother hen for insisting that some background lights are to be used for TV viewing.

Does the florescent tube interfere with any signals?

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I don't know about you guys, but I just use one of these for my HT:












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