Originally Posted by PhilipsPhanatic
What settings are B & C for your break-in ?
Try COOL which is a constant blue at 95-100 on the strength scale. How's it look ? Then go into the OSM and reduce it gradually with the TV on -- it should darken a bit as you lower the number. Have the TV on a bright channel like ESPN-HD or FoxNewsChannel when you do this.
You should see the Ambilights darken as you reduce the numbers (or vice-versa). Then try the other 4 modes and you should see them adjust the brightness as the picture changes.
The other settings ARE less bright than COLOR. Are you in a totally darkened room -- nighttime, no lights or PC's on, no other lights?
Well, let's put it this way, if the 9631's Ambilight should be much the same as the 9630's, something definitely isn't right.
On my 9630, the Ambilight's brightness essentially had two different levels: "Color" and "Action" were extremely bright and the other three were about half-that brightness. Now on my 9631, "Color" is the same, but the other four modes seem as if they are about 1/10th of the brightness.
I've got my B&C both set to 45 for the break-in, no processing at all except for Pixel Plus. If I jack the contrast up to 85+, then I see a bit more brightness on the Ambilight, but it barely reacts to the colors on the screen in "Action" mode. I liked "Action" on the 9630 because the colors were vivd, bright, and it had a quick response time. I see none of that with the 9631. All I see on the non-"Color" modes on the 9631 is a very dim whiteish-blueish light that reacts very little to anything on the screen. The color temperature setting didn't seem to change anything. I tried this on multiple channels.
I should note my 9631 is in the same exact spot as I had the 9630, and all of these results are in a completely darkened room. Also, my 9631's Ambilight Brightness control showed very little difference between 0-100 in any of the modes.
I know the non-"Color" modes are supposed to be a bit dimmer than "Color." But I feel certain my Ambilight isn't right...unless it was changed significantly from the 9630.