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Anyone know of a way to get a blue light filter app on a Samsung Smart TV?

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User Info: nominturddaddy

nominturddaddy
1 month ago#1
This is my TV:

https://www.samsung.com/us/televisions-home-theater/tvs/4k-uhd-tvs/55-class-ku6290-6-series-4k-uhd-tv-2016-model-un55ku6290fxza/

I know I can buy a box that will do blue light filter, but I can do the same thing for free through programs on my smart phone and my PC. Even if there isn't an official way to do this, I was thinking someone here on the PC forum must have, by now, figured out a way to do a USB loader thing or something to get something like this working on the TV?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCDkRpc4pns
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65ax6DmXoPc

User Info: Terribletruth69

Terribletruth69
1 month ago#2
Check the TV picture settings. There may be a setting that reduces blue light.

User Info: nominturddaddy

nominturddaddy
1 month ago#3
Unfortunately not. Do modern (2017) TVs have this feature?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCDkRpc4pns
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65ax6DmXoPc

User Info: gideond

gideond
1 month ago#4
Ever notice how "daylight" light bulbs are a lot bluer? It's UV. Simulates the sun, which is why blue light can cause some issues with sleeping as you feel more like it's still day time. Modern TVs default to bright high contrast settings. Look in your TV settings and try changing the preset to Cinema/Movie, or whatever your TV calls it. This is more similar to neutral lighting than the overly vivid blue light it comes preset at. It takes getting use to, but this is how you would eliminate the issue on a TV.
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User Info: nominturddaddy

nominturddaddy
1 month ago#5
gideond posted...
Ever notice how "daylight" light bulbs are a lot bluer? It's UV. Simulates the sun, which is why blue light can cause some issues with sleeping as you feel more like it's still day time. Modern TVs default to bright high contrast settings. Look in your TV settings and try changing the preset to Cinema/Movie, or whatever your TV calls it. This is more similar to neutral lighting than the overly vivid blue light it comes preset at. It takes getting use to, but this is how you would eliminate the issue on a TV.


The issue with my TV is if I turn on Game mode to reduce input lag, it turns on the Game display setting by default and can't be changed. Setting it to "Movie" definitely feels more natural, but the input lag tradeoff creates another issue. It still isn't a proper bluelight filter though. I can buy a box for $100ish to do this but it's a smart TV. It should have an app available or be built in.

f***ing TV and console technology. With PCs you can have your cake and eat it too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCDkRpc4pns
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65ax6DmXoPc

User Info: gideond

gideond
1 month ago#6
nominturddaddy posted...
gideond posted...
Ever notice how "daylight" light bulbs are a lot bluer? It's UV. Simulates the sun, which is why blue light can cause some issues with sleeping as you feel more like it's still day time. Modern TVs default to bright high contrast settings. Look in your TV settings and try changing the preset to Cinema/Movie, or whatever your TV calls it. This is more similar to neutral lighting than the overly vivid blue light it comes preset at. It takes getting use to, but this is how you would eliminate the issue on a TV.


The issue with my TV is if I turn on Game mode to reduce input lag, it turns on the Game display setting by default and can't be changed. Setting it to "Movie" definitely feels more natural, but the input lag tradeoff creates another issue. It still isn't a proper bluelight filter though. I can buy a box for $100ish to do this but it's a smart TV. It should have an app available or be built in.

f***ing TV and console technology. With PCs you can have your cake and eat it too.

I honestly haven't seen a smart TV yet that actually has any good functions on the smart end of things. A $40 Roku runs circles around them. That said, I think you can still adjust the color temp with in game mode. Look for that option in the menus and set it to a warmer temp. I have a Samsung as well, but I don't game on it often and I'm not anywhere near it to test right now.
http://www.poppameth.com
http://darkling.poppameth.com

User Info: nominturddaddy

nominturddaddy
1 month ago#7
Yeah I have it on the lowest K setting possible. I rarely game or watch anything on my TV as well, mostly got it because well everyone has one felt the need right? Should probably just get a computer monitor with HDMI input for console gaming. Even at 1440p on my TV, the PS4 Pro version of Zodiac Age has less pixel density than the original PS2 version does on my 1080p monitor at 1920x1080.

Gaming just isn't meant for HDTVs. It's really odd. The synergy was truly retro consoles and CRTs with their nigh-0 input lag. Something got lost in translation. Modern PC monitors best middle ground. They even often have blue light reduction tech built in these days. So yeah. TVs can get f***ed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCDkRpc4pns
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65ax6DmXoPc

User Info: Dragon Nexus

Dragon Nexus
1 month ago#8
Can you not even change colour temperature? I'm sure my Samsung will let me do that on game mode.
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User Info: nominturddaddy

nominturddaddy
1 month ago#9
Dragon Nexus posted...
Can you not even change colour temperature? I'm sure my Samsung will let me do that on game mode.


Yeah but that's a bandaid on it. Do any TV apps allow customization of display options beyond what manufacturer provides? If not I'm guessing that's what it comes down to. TV manufacturers have generally seemed to have serious control issues. They may be worried about shipping something with blue light filtering in the box or even as an app, then it being on a store display somewhere with it enabled and people who don't know looking at it and just thinking "the color is s***, we aren't buying that one!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCDkRpc4pns
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65ax6DmXoPc
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