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Is it just me? Over the past few years I have found that I have had to close the curtains and make my living room as dark as possible just to see what is happening on the screen. Have all the TV companies cut back drastically on their lighting budgets? They must go through their final process in a room that does not have any natural daylight.

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Hi.
If you are having to make the room darker to see the picture then there is either something wrong with the box or your tv. It may just be the brightness setting on the tv itself.
Have you try a picture from another source eg dvd player to see if it is the same.

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perhaps I should have explained it better. it is only when the scenes are filmed in lower light, like a night scene. the most surprising one was in the walking dead when 2 characters ran into a boarded up building, I could hear the action but could only see a reflection of my living room on the TV screen. I paused the programme, closed the curtains, rewound a bit and was completely gobsmacked when one of them lit a torch! it just annoys me that I have to darken the room if I want to watch some tv programmes during the day. watching live sport or a studio show is fine so I very much doubt that my box or TV is at fault.

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That's not just on Virgin Media.

I know people with other company's that I have seen the same as you are describing. Not sure if it is the newer Tv's or as you saying the makers of the programs.

Anyway, this is not an issue that we can sort on here.

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@petersladdie wrote:

perhaps I should have explained it better. it is only when the scenes are filmed in lower light, like a night scene. the most surprising one was in the walking dead when 2 characters ran into a boarded up building, I could hear the action but could only see a reflection of my living room on the TV screen. I paused the programme, closed the curtains, rewound a bit and was completely gobsmacked when one of them lit a torch! it just annoys me that I have to darken the room if I want to watch some tv programmes during the day. watching live sport or a studio show is fine so I very much doubt that my box or TV is at fault.


Its a common complaint about this and other series, & is nothing to do with the TV platforms themselves:

https://comicbook.com/thewalkingdead/news/the-walking-dead-dark-scenes-fix-complain-explained/

 

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