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    Projector Display query

    Today I set up a projector and laptop for the head of MFL to display a Powerpoint to some visitors. Now while all of this went just fine, something I noticed was that the projector was very dim until she started the slide show. I went through all the power and display settings I could find but nothing seemed to have anything to do with projection or slideshows etc...

    The laptop is a Dell Vostro 1510 but I forgot to note the graphics chipset apart from it being Intel.

    Any ideas or experiences with this? I've never seen this before.

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    my projector at home, if there is no movement on the screen it dims it to conserve the bulb.

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    If the projector came back to full brightness when the slide show began it sounds maybe like a power / bulb life saving function as danlewis suggested.

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