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post #1 of 9 Old 04-14-2009, 01:30 PM - Thread Starter
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Where can I get some moderately dark static cling film?

We have a Zenith (LG) DTT901 ATSC CECB in our guest room and I swear to God you can read by the &^@%# blue LED.

Right now, I have a piece of 20# paper taped over the LED and the light bleeding through it is still brighter than the indicator LEDs on the TiVo S2 that the Zenith is slaved to.

Is there any quick/cheap/easy way to get some dark static cling film? Right now all I can find is stuff to screen out light for entire windows.

Thanks for your attention.

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black sharpie.
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I use a tiny piece of blu-tac with black marker to disguise my HTPC's LED.
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black sharpie.

Ditto, I have successfuly used this technique multiple times.

If this is not enough upgrade to black paint applied with a small detail brush.
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Black electrical tape works for me. If you put a very tiny pin hole in the tape (and I mean tiny) you will have a diffuse, non blinding blue light to indicate power state.

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Heh, dont use a Sharpie Home Depot has tinted window cling. It sticks to plastic display windows well, two layers is very dark. I use it...two layers on my alarm clock display and it is only visable when its dark in the room, just looks like a black box during the day.

Ahh, this is for the power LED... well then I use Bigbirds method
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Easy and so it doesn't look tacky:
Take a piece of electrical tape and stick it to some used adhesive backing that comes with stickers. Take a whole punch to it and then take the round shaped electrical tape to the LED.
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Thanks to all for the comments. I was hoping to come up with something reversible, in case I end up donating/selling the box to someone else. I think I'll try electrical tape, though I'm going to put in some time to try to find a brand that will remove cleanly later.

I do like the small holes in electrical tape idea. I think I'll go with blue tape. For, y'know, aesthetics.

EViS: Blu-Tack? The poster putty?

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EViS: Blu-Tack? The poster putty?

Indeed, yes . Works perfectly, only need a miniscule amount.
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