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Concerning black levels of pjs and screens while using zplayer.


It appears to me that some kind of bright border around the letterbox itself or the entire screen makes black levels appear darker. I know its an illusion, but its just an idea.


I'm attaching a screenshot of zoomplayer with a little neon border that i drew around the letterbox. If you open it in photoshop and change the hue for the border layer you can see what i'm talking about. Some hue's work better than others, but you will get the idea if you just play with the slider bars.


If it does get added, the color for the neon border should be user selectable and maybe the choice of the neon border being around the letterbox or the entire screen could also be an option.


What do you guys think?


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You forgot to attach an image. And drawing a border around the image actually makes dark levels appear brighter and it's distracting.
 

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...and of course this functionality would be at fullscreen and windowed...


This image is in photoshop and I left it this way so you could play with the hue slider bars within photoshop

 

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... And drawing a border around the image actually makes dark levels appear brighter and it's distracting.
From what I've seen when playing a movie in WMP in a windowed mode where you can see controls and a border around the screen, the black levels within the movie appear to be darker to me.


imagine this...



If i had a pure black right next to a near black color projected on my white screen (dark gray), I could definitely tell a difference between the two and you would see a black and gray color.


If i had a pure white right next to a near black color projected on my white screen (dark gray), I don't believe this dark gray would seem so gray anymore. I think in comparison of the two colors seen, you would see black and white and not a white and gray.



Its just what my eyes are making me think. Also, is it really distracting or would it just take getting use to. Same thing with lights on your A/v equipment.... is it distracting or does it just take getting use to?


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Ryan
 
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