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Using the screen to view computer related work is good. contrast and brightness is excellant. however using the screen to view certain on line games and net flix movies is problematic, the picture is too dark and no adjustment of the brightness/contrast controls helps the situation

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i have had the same prob with a pl1700 would like an answer also

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