Originally Posted by Kris Deering
Fade to black is darker because of eye bias. That is why a fade to black looks completely black for a few moments. Even a bright low contrast projector can do this to a certain extent if the content biased your eyes enough to begin with. Typically the illusion is broken as soon as you move your eyes.
I use to think this, too but did some tests. I can take a fully white screen and hit hide and its nowhere near as dark as fade to black scene. If I hit hide, I can still make out the screen borders instantly. If I let a show do a fade to black I cannot make out the borders on my screen even looking all around but after about maybe 10 seconds I *kind of* can but even then its still hard. At least on my RS640, fade to black is significantly darker than hide button.
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