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How do you dim or turn off the blue hdtv light on a 211k?

Discussion in 'The DISH Forum' started by PATECO, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. PATECO

    PATECO Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    I have a customer who can't stand the brightness of this light in her bedroom at night.
     
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    A nicely cut piece of black electrical tape oughta do it. Or... (can't remember if that's a silver machine) a piece of duct tape. Use a hole punch to get a nice, small, dot.

    done deal

    I know this sounds really trashy, but if it's nice and neat, it's really not noticeable
     
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    Cyclone Proud Stiff Member Supporting Founder

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    A dab of black touch up paint might also work.

    I'm kinda trashy, so I'd just use a piece of old gum. If staring at gum is not your thing, then you can stick a quarter to the gum. Cauze everyone likes to look at money.
     
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    Either that or pop the hood, void the warranty, and cut one of the wires to the LED. Seems extreme, but griping about the blue light does to me as well! BTW, can't she just turn off the box?
     
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    She can have mine it does not have a light. I can't tell if its on or off without turning on the tv.
     
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    I put black electical tape inside the door can't notice it at all.
     
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    rdinkel Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Just push the top button on the remote before you go to sleep. It turns off the light.
     
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    why do people even have tvs in the bedroom? bedrooms are for sleep!
     
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    Bedrooms are for a lot more than sleep! ;) If it was only for sleep it would be called a sleeproom.
     
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    The tape is a good idea. I used to 'quiet' old 56k modem speakers for customers that way. I think some places also sell little round dot stickers ( Wal-mart? ) that might work.
     
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    PATECO Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    This is not just a light, the whole HDTV logo on the top right of the front pannel lights up bright blue. On Directv's newer HD receivers there is a way to dim and/or shut off their blue lights from the front pannel, I was just hoping dish also had this feature. For now she will use black electrical tape.

    Thanks for the help.:)
     
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    with that mentality the worlds population would drop dramatically in short order
    :rolleyes:
     
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