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How's the brightness of your AM21's LED compared to HR21?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - AM21 Discussion (private)' started by RAD, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    The power LED on my AM21 is much brighter then the HR21 and even brighter then the HR20-700. I'd like to see it much dimmer it's distracing, at least to me, at its current brightness.
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

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    It is much brighter than my HR21-200 but about the same as my HR20-700.
     
  3. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Looking at it head on, the AM21 is brighter than the HR21.

    However, if I'm standing up or walking past the entertainment center, the HR21 looks brighter than the AM21.

    I guess the led for the AM21 is recessed a bit so it's kinda like a lcd TV. You get off axis it isn't as bright.

    Mike
     
  4. Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I noticed mine might be a little brighter then the HR21 but not enough to bother me.
     
  5. say-what

    say-what Active Member

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    I don't really see much difference with my -700, but it is going to be brighter as the power button on the HR21 is muted/difused by the covering on the switch and the light on the AM21 is just there on its own.
     
  6. Greg Alsobrook

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    the light is significantly brighter on my AM21 than my HR21-100... seems to be from pretty much every angle...

    once the trial is over, I will probably pop the cover to put some tape over it...
     

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  7. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

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    About the same.. but it has a clear lense on it instead of the opaque on my 21-700
     
  8. mhayes70

    mhayes70 New Member

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    It is the same for me on my HR21-700. But, sometimes it is dimmer for some reason.
     
  9. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    What most everyone else said: Light on AM21 is brighter than HR21-700.
     
  10. Capmeister

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    Same here. I noticed it, but don't care.
     
  11. MIAMI1683

    MIAMI1683 New Member

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    Same here too. It's brighter then my hr21, but it doesn't really bother me. It's in the living room and the gf hasn't said anything about it.
     
  12. mikhu

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    Interesting, I was just noticing last now how similar they looked in brightness. I'll have to pay attention again tonight after it gets dark out.
     
  13. Smuuth

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    Mine is a little brighter, but not significantly so. It's moot to me since it goes off when I put the HR21 in standby.
     
  14. houskamp

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    If you get right in line with it it's realy bright.. with out the opaque cover that the HR21 has it's quite focused..
     
  15. tfederov

    tfederov Well-Known Member

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    I think it's maybe a tad brighter, but not bright enough where I feel the need to do something about it.
     
  16. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    My LED's are the same.
     
  17. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    Exactly what I noticed.
     
  18. WERA689

    WERA689 Well-Known Member

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    The lack of a frosted lens on the AM definitely makes it brighter from straight on, but off angle they seem about the same to me.
     
  19. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    My AM21 is much brighter than my HR21-200. But then almost anything is brighter than my HR21-200. You can barely see that is is on. My HR20-700 is brighter than my AM21.

    Carl
     
  20. mikhu

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    Ok, I looked again just now. The AM21 is just ever so slightly brighter, and that's from every possible angle. I've never seen it as bright as RAD and AirRocker's pics. How can they possible be different? They should all be the same spec LED and the same wattage. Is there that much variability in LED manufacturing?
     

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