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Old 10-27-2010, 03:51 PM
 
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A guy showed me his relatively new Dell Latitude the other day. If you position the LCD so that you're looking perpendicular to the surface, it looks OK. Tilt it back slightly, and the background darkens rapidly but the icons still looks fairly bright. The darkness starts toward the upper left of the screen and progresses rapidly across the screen as the panel is tilted farther back. I'm sure its a TN panel but I've never seen one this bad. Could it be a defective back light or something else?
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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I'm leaning towards it just being the panel's design ... and such offers more privacy so the one sitting next to you can't see what you're doing so well. If it were the backlight, you wouldn't be able to see much of anything at all.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:31 PM
 
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I'm leaning towards it just being the panel's design ... and such offers more privacy so the one sitting next to you can't see what you're doing so well. If it were the backlight, you wouldn't be able to see much of anything at all.
Well the view from the side isn't as bad as when you tilt the panel back. I've seen LED backlighting partially fail and it showed itself as a series of darker areas along the side of the panel. I don't know exactly how the panel in question is lit. I know if the lighting failed completely, the screen would be un-viewable, but what it only some of the lighting died?
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