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[PCGamer] Antec’s halo 6 LED lighting makes monitors better (light strap on the back)

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http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/06/20/an...nitors-better/

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The halo 6 is a USB powered strip of six LED lights which stick to the back of your monitor and brightness depending on what’s going on on screen. The idea is that by filling your peripheral vision with ambient light, it’s easier to focus on the on screen activity, and your perception of colour is improved.

I really want to check if this actually helps.
Edited by Zakka - 6/20/11 at 8:55am
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What a gimmick...
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post #3 of 72
Gimmick. It's a gimmick. Antec=poor designs and failed gimmicks.

BAH! Ninja'd!
post #4 of 72
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Originally Posted by H3XUS View Post
What a gimmick...
There are TVs that do this already... and I can understand how it works.


Fry's has it for $10 shipped and was curious about it here: http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...-lighting.html
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Welcome to Antec's Pimp My Monitor...
    
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Those of you crying "gimmick" need to do a little reading on the subject of bias lighting:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1162578
    
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post #7 of 72
Why do i want a massive backlight bleed?

This would be so annoying watching films.
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post #8 of 72
This is NOT a gimmick, bias lighting takes home entertainment/video to the next level. Crying gimmick is pure ignorance.
 
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post #9 of 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post
Why do i want a massive backlight bleed?

This would be so annoying watching films.
It wouldn't be backlight bleed as it isn't inside your monitor...

Personally, working on my PC without a light on in the room or even a close room is not comfortable at all. If I had a wall behind my monitor, this would be a viable alternative.
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post #10 of 72
I have a desk lamp that mostly shines behind my monitor for night gaming for this reason. Though ofcorse that doesn't adjust to the correct amount of backlight needed...I sure notice it. To my eyes it seems to make the images sharper. I know it is an optical illusion, but if it makes me more comfortable then who cares.

Hmm...so this has been incorporated into televisions? Never thought to put one behind the TV...
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 6/20/11 at 9:48am
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