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Light / Dark Cycle Tuned TV

Starts to dim when it's time to sleep
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The tv would dim as bedtime approached similar to the way the sky darkens as a way to let our ancient light/dark sleep cycle programming know that it's time to sleep.

You could obviously bypass this if you wanted, but for those who watch tv to relax before sleep it would help the tv to do that job.

The sound could correspondingly get quieter as well.

If you wanted to get really weird, you could also digitally slow down the program, at some point almost putting the characters on the screen to sleep.

If you wanted to get really REALLY weird you could have the tv sense when the person on the screen blinks, slow down their speech over a period of minutes and end with a shot of them with their eyes closed.

Not sure if that makes any sense. Basically at some point everybody on the show you're watching would start talking progressively more slowly and quietly and eventually all go to sleep.

But that's not the main idea. The main idea is for the tv to dim to bring on sleepy time.

doctorremulac3, May 13 2014

Inspired by this article http://www.telegrap...ealth-problems.html
We're all sleeping less supposedly [doctorremulac3, May 13 2014]

f.lux http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F.lux
[xaviergisz, May 13 2014]

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       The colour could also shift gradually, with a progressively smaller blue content - blue light is supposedly not good late at night.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 13 2014
  

       I'm not worried about people thinking that I'm weird.   

       I'm more concerned that they won't think that I'm weird enough.
normzone, May 13 2014
  

       //The colour could also shift gradually, with a progressively smaller blue content - blue light is supposedly not good late at night//   

       Hey, I like that.   

       Additional idea: Have the screen light in the morning be those "mood enhancing" colors that are supposed to help depressed people in Norway.   

       Although if somebody was depressed I'd tell them to stop watching TV first thing in the morning for starters.
doctorremulac3, May 13 2014
  

       //Have the screen light in the morning be those "mood enhancing" colors that are supposed to help depressed people in Norway.//   

       That would never sell in the UK or US. What the fuck do you or I care if the Norwegians are depressed?
MaxwellBuchanan, May 13 2014
  

       If you could make it so when it rains outside the characters on TV start using umbrellas...   

       MB, with long enough fibre-optic cables you could send part of your light to Norway, so alleviating some depression..
not_morrison_rm, May 13 2014
  

       Hey, they're the ones who decided to be Norwegian. Let them solve their own problems.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 13 2014
  

       Perhaps the HB could be regionally dynamically formatted so that the white background becomes pinkier during the late hours in the user's country.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 13 2014
  

       " I'd tell them to stop watching TV "   

       Quote excerpt out of context best advice.
normzone, May 13 2014
  

       //they're the ones who decided to be Norwegian   

       Look, some people are just born Norwegian..it's not like they just decided to be like that....
not_morrison_rm, May 13 2014
  

       When I was growing up,we had a telly where the picture brightness was accidentally connected to the sound volume. It did make watching Top of the Pops rather an interesting experience...
prufrax, May 14 2014
  

       Once people were primed and sleepy, one could have a different sort of infomercial come on. It would be a person with a relaxing, sotthing voice in moderate tones. He would be seated on a stony beach, smiling a little at his situation, as the waves washed back and forth between the stones. He would be somewhat repetitive, and tell you of the merits of the product in simple terms. Then the scene would shift to a woman seated by a window as the snow blows outside. She would have the same message. And so on.   

       That conscious mind is the skeptical chaperone. The subconscious wants to believe, and wants to buy.
bungston, May 14 2014
  
      
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