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Is there anyway to turn off the XB1 auto dimmer feature? I like to run a pixel flipper on via the XB1 bluray player but it auto dims after about ten minutes so essentially it defeats the purpose of the pixel flipper. The auto dimming feature works whether or not Kinect is turn on. I've searched through settings and have not found a viable option.
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Is there anyway to turn off the XB1 auto dimmer feature? I like to run a pixel flipper on via the XB1 bluray player but it auto dims after about ten minutes so essentially it defeats the purpose of the pixel flipper. The auto dimming feature works whether or not Kinect is turn on. I've searched through settings and have not found a viable option.

What auto-dimmer? You sure it isn't a setting in your tv for that specific input? Like Dynamic contrast or motion lighting?

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What auto-dimmer? You sure it isn't a setting in your tv for that specific input? Like Dynamic contrast or motion lighting?

Thanks, of course this is one of the first things I considered, however panel is only a year old and I have run the Disney WoW pixel flipper from day one with no issues. In fact before the XB1 March update it worked great with the Xbox One as well. I'm sure the XB1 auto dimming is great feature for people who fear their console will accidentally be left on too long. In my case, I have a dedicated theater room with full control over who uses my panel, console, avr etc.

I didn't think there was an option for Auto Dimming control but I hope they add one. Currently I am just using an older Blu Ray player when I run the pixel flipper as that player does not time our or Auto Dim.
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What auto-dimmer? You sure it isn't a setting in your tv for that specific input? Like Dynamic contrast or motion lighting?
If you leave your Xbox One on and don't touch it...eventually the Xbox darkens the screen a bit.
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If you leave your Xbox One on and don't touch it...eventually the Xbox darkens the screen a bit.

Exactly which is a great feature for IR and burn-in prevention.
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If you leave your Xbox One on and don't touch it...eventually the Xbox darkens the screen a bit.

I dislike it when devices do that. I only use DLP and LCD sets so I don't have to worry about any burn in or image retention. I would rather the screen stay at normal brightness.

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It also saves power, since your set uses less power for the dimmed screen. If you care about that.
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It also saves power, since your set uses less power for the dimmed screen. If you care about that.

I do care about less power, but in the scope of things, 70 to 120 watts for the XBOne, up to 100 watts for the LCD, and 200+ watts for my DLP, the power savings are extremely minor when dimming the screen.

If I'm not using the XBOne long enough where I get to the point that the screen dims, I should just put it in standby and turn everything off if I really want to save some electricity.

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Electricity is a bit more expensive here, so that extra 70-200W would be noticed.
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Ppl who choose Plasma over LCD are choosing PQ over everything else. Dimming a screen not only prevents IR or burn-in for those ppl, but also reduces power usage on Plasma TVs significantly (they can easily reach 500 to 600 watts on full brightness). Just because you don't use Plasma TV, doesn't mean this feature is not useful but I do agree there should be an option to turn it off. I suspect MS (like many other big companies) simply don't want the liability that some idiots with a $10k TV get burn in when he disabled the auto dimming option that he has no clue about.
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So people that use plasma are power users looking to squeeze out every ounce of picture quality but are too dumb to figure out they might burn in their screens and there is a feature that might prevent it?
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So people that use plasma are power users looking to squeeze out every ounce of picture quality but are too dumb to figure out they might burn in their screens and there is a feature that might prevent it?

yes, it is true biggrin.gif

Anyways, new LED LCD sets have better blacks and without the image retention problems based on this thread. I'm still keep my plasma but nice to see the tech continually improving and whenever it croaks I'll be able to have a better picture without image retention as well (My main gripe with my plasma).

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1532039/panasonic-beats-plasma-picture-quality-with-tc-ax800u-series
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yes, it is true biggrin.gif

Anyways, new LED LCD sets have better blacks and without the image retention problems based on this thread. I'm still keep my plasma but nice to see the tech continually improving and whenever it croaks I'll be able to have a better picture without image retention as well (My main gripe with my plasma).

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1532039/panasonic-beats-plasma-picture-quality-with-tc-ax800u-series

Wow!! that thread exploded. I read the first page a few days ago but now it is many pages long.

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