Why dim or turn off the display

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  1. RobTheLegend

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    Hello there
    the display on my pioneer 737 can be switched off and the display on my yammy can be dimmed, what are the advantages: or whats the point in doing this?
    thanks in advance
    rob :hiya:
     
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    Couple of reasons:

    Supposed to give better sound (allegedly!) as it shuts out another circuit like a Video Off option.

    In a darkened room, you´d have a stack of AV kit all with glowing displays, some like them ON, some like them OFF.

    Personally, got all mine OFF as I´m not one of the "like the flashy lights" brigade.:devil:
     
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    Two reasons:

    1) If it's in your line of sight or periforal vision it may cause a distraction from the screen/TV/monitor.

    2) Properly turning off the display can improve the sound/picture quality of your equipment as there are less chances of interference to the power supply.
     
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    Jase: Great minds think alike!:clap:
     
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    Well stone me, I never knew that. Learn something new every day :0)
     
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    I think it needs to be reiterated that it *allegedly* makes a difference to sound picture quality.

    I'd challenge you to see/hear the difference.
     
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    I certainly can't detect any difference in sound quality.
     
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    The displays on both my amp and dvd player can be turned right down but although I don't find it makes any difference at all ato the AV quality, it does however give me a headache.... Squinting at the displays ni the dark....;) :zonked: :laugh:
     
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    I always have mine off if possible because i can hear much more of a difference with that little action than for upgrading cables in some ridiculous fashion!

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  10. Steve.EX

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    So i don't have to look at them.
    Any i can't switch off i have "installed" small squares of black insulation tape over, - free upgrade and it increases the perceived contrast of my grotty old RPTV you know (joke).

    Any information required can be displayed on-screen.

    Steve
     

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