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TV bias lighting

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TV bias lighting

I just bought a 65" oled and want to get some good bias lighting to go with it .

I know lightpack is the best, but I don't really want to spend $400

Is there anything similar for less?

Or what would you suggest using?
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what is bias lighting?

I bought a sticky strip of leds from canada computers for $4.99 and mounted it on the back of my tv.
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rilles wrote: what is bias lighting?

I bought a sticky strip of leds from canada computers for $4.99 and mounted it on the back of my tv.
never heard of it until now
here is more info https://www.howtogeek.com/213464/how-to ... -lighting/
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Keigotw wrote: never heard of it until now
here is more info https://www.howtogeek.com/213464/how-to ... -lighting/
Mine is a plain white LED strip - in a dark room I find it does help watching when the wall behind the TV has a bit of back lighting.

Not sure what a $400 would get you over a $20 fancy strip from amazon.
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rilles wrote: Mine is a plain white LED strip - in a dark room I find it does help watching when the wall behind the TV has a bit of back lighting.

Not sure what a $400 would get you over a $20 fancy strip from amazon.
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I tried bias lighting and actually found it too distracting so I stopped using it with my OLED.
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Viper98 wrote:
Wow. Might be overkill for movies but really cool for games.
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I bought the Luminoodle XXL from Amazon, with the dimmer.

I thought it was a bit pricey, $50 together but SO WORTH it.

I wouldn't pay more than $50 though. The cheaper ones on Amazon run on AC outlet, where Luminoodle is USB powered so comes on and off with the TV. Quality was spot on, no flickering, no discoloured LEDs and install was forgiving.

I bought the dimmer because at full power, it's a bit too much for movies but full power works well for gaming.

If you're not sure if bias lighting works for you or not, just put a random lamp behind your TV and see if you like it.

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