AT&T Phone Black Level

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  1. abiyng87

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    I loaded a movie on my phone that has a really dark opening sequence (the first Harry Potter) and, well, there is no way to sugar coat it: it's purple...

    I saw a report on Boy Genius, so I know I'm not alone.

    Anyone else have terrible black levels on their AT&T Nexus One?
     

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  2. dwd3885

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    I just loaded up a Sin City trailer and the blacks look good to me.
     
  3. theartfullodger

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    Black looks Black to me: Purple looks purple...

    Maybe try some other software to encode/convert/transfer the movie to the N1? I use Handbrake (free!!)

    Cheers!


    Lodger
     
  4. mi_canuck

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  5. abiyng87

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    No, it has nothing to do with the encoding. The movie looks fine on my computer and iPhone, but is purple as can be on my nexus. YouTube videos also are purple.

    It's not that the phone isn't capable of showing true blacks, because it does, and quite well. But when something is supposed to be really dark, like a smoke on black or light against a black background it ends up purple every time (even when it should be blue or grey or even a bit yellow).
     
  6. Richard371

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    I dont have a tmo to compare too. All I know as the screen looks great
     
  7. cabinets

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    With every new phone release (iPhone, Nexus, etc.), there are always anecdotal issues that are reported as "widespread". And it's usually isolated.
     
  8. theartfullodger

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    Weird... I tried again, both with "Gallery" & "Act1 Video" (I take it you are talking movies/videos??) - can't see purple, even stopping a clip & comparing to black-bands above/below... but then my eyes are 62-yr old.. and ain't what they were...

    Hope it works out...

    Cheers!

    Lodger
     
  9. mindfrost82

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    Could someone with the issue link to a small video that shows the issue and tell us what app they're using to play it? Then maybe more of us could test it using the same file and report our findings.

    I'm using the fireworks live wallpaper and the black level seems fine on that.
     
  10. twospirits

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    Merged both threads together as per OP request.

    TS out
     
  11. Richard371

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    A you tube video would be nice
     
  12. JD914

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    I have an ATT nexus one and black is as black can be on my device.
     
  13. mi_canuck

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    do you know a T-Mo Nexus owner you can compare with?
     
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  15. Hegemony

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    I've said this elsewhere, and I'll say it again. It is not any innate difference between the two versions, the OLED screen on the nexus just varies a bit from unit to unit. My first handset had a very "warm" display. Things looked purple or pink. My wife's N1 looked normal. I had mine replaced and it is fine; still a bit warmer than the wife's, but certainly fine.

    When researching this I came across a thread on another forum about it (don't remember where, sorry). The OP had a pic comparing two Tmo N1s:

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    I don't think this is a problem with the AT&T version, just a bad handset. Get it replaced. When I had mine replaced and explained the issue to the rep, she responded with, "oh, a miscalibrated screen." I don't know if she was BSing or they actually know it can happen. Take this for what you will
     
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