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Does anyone use a backlight behind their display? If so what? Is there a proper light color, type, etc.?

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Good Saturday to all! This seems like the logical place to ask such a question, if not I am sure it will be moved.
Does anyone use a backlight behind their display? If so what? Is there a proper light color, type, etc.?

Thanks Mike
I haven't done it myself, but I know people who do so. A nice dim soft light works bet from what I've seen. You can do it with tinted coverings etc
 

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I have a 7watt LED bulb 5000K behind my plasma in the living room. It helps with keeping eye strain away.
 

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I remember Philips had a line of tv's with that built in. Iirc, you could select default colors, or it could display a moving light "scene " that mirrored what was on screen. I prefer the dark, but once in awhile, use these backlit panels I built. Plain rope light(don't know color temp).
 

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Does this type of light not distract or affect the picture quality due to light reflections? I've seen pictures of people's TVs with these that vary in color and brightness but it seems that it would take away from the movie experience in the dark with it being right on the TV/projector screen.
 

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Does this type of light not distract or affect the picture quality due to light reflections? I've seen pictures of people's TVs with these that vary in color and brightness but it seems that it would take away from the movie experience in the dark with it being right on the TV/projector screen.
In a dark room yes, I find it distracting but in my case in the livingroom and just how the TV sits it is in a darker part of the room so the backlight helps with removing eye strain. I never watch movies there thats reserved for the theater room.
 

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If I recall correctly the old DVD calibrator DVDs used to suggest a 6500k light behind your tv for the best picture.
 

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I have a 7watt LED bulb 5000K behind my plasma in the living room. It helps with keeping eye strain away.
Exactly--there's an industry standard intended to specify ambient light levels and color-temperatures that relieve eye strain. They even go so far as to specify wall color shading to match. I'm on my iPhone right now, so I'm having trouble finding the exact article I read, but here's something similar: http://www.cinemaquestinc.com/ive.htm
 

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Good Saturday to all! This seems like the logical place to ask such a question, if not I am sure it will be moved. Does anyone use a backlight behind their display? If so what? Is there a proper light color, type, etc.? Thanks Mike
I mean no disrespect and realize I'm nit-picking, but " backlight" actually refers to an LED TV technology used to increase screen contrast ratio. I think everyone here understands your intentions, but I couldn't resist pointing out the semantics

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I mean no disrespect and realize I'm nit-picking, but " backlight" actually refers to an LED TV technology used to increase screen contrast ratio
Actually "backlighting" has been around for as long as stage productions have been. A Backlight is used to light a subject or scene from behind.
 

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I mean no disrespect and realize I'm nit-picking, but " backlight" actually refers to an LED TV technology used to increase screen contrast ratio. I think everyone here understands your intentions, but I couldn't resist pointing out the semantics ( ...shuffling away in shame now).
Respectively Lou, it also refers to fluorescent backlighting of older LCD tv's, and also serves as the lighting entirely. Not just to increase contrast.
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Actually "backlighting" has been around for as long as stage productions have been. A Backlight is used to light a subject or scene from behind.
Respectively Lou, it also refers to fluorescent backlighting of older LCD tv's, and also serves as the lighting entirely. Not just to increase contrast.
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You guys are great--thanks for letting me down gently. I stand corrected :D
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