Video too dark

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Joe Mauceri, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. Joe Mauceri

    Joe Mauceri Guest

    Even with my 19" lcd set to 100% brightness, media center
    displays all video much too dark (even though my desktop
    is extremely bright). I'm using a VAIO RZ44G with the
    NVidia 5200 card. Any ideas?
    Joe Mauceri, Dec 8, 2003
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  2. Joe Mauceri

    Chris P. Guest

    You can adjust this through your display driver.

    Get to Display Properties from Control panel or right clicking on empty
    Go to Settings Tab.
    Click the Advanced button.
    Go to the GeForce FX 5200 tab - the window will expand.
    Make sure nView Display mode is highlighted on left.
    Click on Device Settings >>.
    Select Color Correction.
    Slide the Gamma slider slightly to the right. Adjust brightness and
    contrast if necessary.
    Chris P., Dec 8, 2003
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  3. Joe Mauceri

    Joe Mauceri Guest

    Thanks for your reply. It helped a little, but I can't
    increase the gamma too much without making my desktop way
    too bright. I don't understand how the Media Center
    video window can still have such a dark picture on such a
    bright desktop/background. It's got to be the driver,
    Joe Mauceri, Dec 9, 2003
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    Peter Near Guest

    Any idea what tuner card is being used in this system?

    There is a utility out there (made by a user) that allows you to tweak the
    settings of the Hauppage card.

    Peter Near, Dec 9, 2003
  5. Joe Mauceri

    skydad Guest

    This may be just a shot in the "dark" but I had a very dark screen on
    my big screen and after many many calls to support (Gateway) a person
    who apparently worked in electronics before said most times you have
    a dark screen there is not a strong enough signal to the TV. I
    changed the SVideo cable and "PERFECTION". Good Luck

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    skydad, Dec 10, 2003
  6. Joe Mauceri

    Joe Mauceri Guest

    It's an nVidia geForce 5200

    Joe Mauceri, Dec 16, 2003
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