Adjusting contrast in HP Pavillion Notebook

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  1. Jackson963

    Jackson963 Newbie

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    Hello everybody first post here:) ,

    I have a HP DV 9207us notebook running vista home premium. I have:
    1. 17" widescreen glossy display
    2. Nvidia Geforce Go 7600


    My problem is the contrast is way too high for me and is literally giving me headaches. If I try to decrease the brightness to the point where the contrast dosent bother me then its too dark to read text comfortably. Is there any way to adjust the contrast? Is there any software I need to use?:confused:

    Also is Vista brighter in general? I also tried to connect my laptop to an external monitor and I was having similar problems although not as bad because I was able to decrease the contrast on the external monitor.

    I never had this problem with XP.

    Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated.
     
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    flipfire Moderately Boss Super Moderator

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    Go to the Nvidia Control Panel, these alot of settings there that can adjust the color settings and stuff to reduce eye strain

    Just right click on the desktop of you have vista and it should show nvidia control panel
     
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    I have tried that. I am not able to change any settings. When I click on "change display congifuration" it says to chose the display mode to use, yet my only option is "laptop display". There are no other options.

    If I click on "adjust image settings". I have a slider to chose between performance and quality. I have tried to adjust that but it makes little difference.

    How can I change the settings?:(
     
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    Use a program like Adobe Gamma (comes with Photoshop).
     
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    You must have the outdated drivers then, which gives you the older version of the control panel. Update your video drivers and try again.

    It should have alot more options/settings than you described.
     
  6. Jackson963

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    I am using the latest driver from HP's website. I am using the "7.15.10.9815 A" driver which is the latest driver released 5/2007. I went to the nvidia website but they only had drivers for desktop video cards.

    Is there a more recent driver I can download? If so where do I get it?
     
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    Thanks. I will give this a shot tomorrow. Is this a common problem with Vista or are my eyes just really sensitive?
     
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    Thanks man. I will try this tomorrow too. I'll report back with my results.
     
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    orev Notebook Virtuoso

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    You often cannot adjust the contrast on a digital panel (LCD). You are able to do so on your external LCD because you are (most likely) using the VGA cable to connect to it. If you used DVI/HDMI, you would not be able to adjust it either.

    And no, "Vista" is not brighter, it's because you have a different computer.
     
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