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Pale Rider
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Tube Glow & Home Theater
07/19/11 at 04:39:09
 
I was watching the big screen this evening, and as I found myself irritated by the LEDs on the equipment I have now as distracting from the immersion experience, I started to wonder: "What the fsck am I going to do about the tube glow headed my way?"

The Zracks will be nice, but they won't hide the tubes. In fact, I don't want to hide the tubes most of the time. I love that glow. But what about when you actually want "lights out"? Any suggestions?
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Re: Tube Glow & Home Theater
Reply #1 - 07/19/11 at 12:16:21
 
Never bothers me. I think if you just relax and do your best to let it not become an issue it will just . . . not become an issue.
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Reply #2 - 02/21/12 at 09:57:11
 
I love it. It's looking very awesome.
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Reply #3 - 06/22/12 at 08:55:38
 
What is looking awesome? can you please tell me, as per I understand he is asking about some suggestion.
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Reply #4 - 06/23/12 at 01:25:55
 
He is referring to the tubes glowing with the lights off watching video.
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Re: Tube Glow & Home Theater
Reply #5 - 06/23/12 at 10:16:39
 
Remember the scene from the movie, A Bug's Life (1998),


[two mosquitoes fly near a bug zapper; one flies towards it, as if in a trance]
Bug zapper mosquito #1: Harry, no! Don't look at the light!
Harry the Mosquito: [entranced] I-can't-help-it. It's-so-beautiful.
[Harry gets zapped, falls]
Harry the Mosquito: Woo hoo!

Grin
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Reply #6 - 06/23/12 at 19:42:43
 
LED is a point source, and really glares.   Tube glow is soft.

I have Mk-III's with KT-88's in my setup and its not distracting watching a movie on the projector.  

It would not be difficult to bend up a cage from perforated metal if it really bothered you.  

John C.

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Re: Tube Glow & Home Theater
Reply #7 - 11/19/12 at 15:11:11
 
Any good pictures of full hometheatre setups?
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Reply #8 - 01/28/13 at 20:46:45
 
I worried about this at first, but I think Hotsauce is right. Tube glow is soft, diffuse, and not irritating. LEDs are an entirely different story. I have been meaning to take some good pics of my HT rig, but the operative term in that phrase is "meaning to."
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