What is the feature or ability you would like to have? Additional settings to control dimming of screen and interface buttons. “Black and White” mode or “gray mode”
How will this feature help you and others? Ability to adjust lighting and to reduce light pollution in different environments. Reduction of eye fatigue.
Is this feature available in an existing product? If so, what product? no.
Does a workaround currently exist? I put layers of masking tape on all buttons to dim them down.
How often would you use this feature? All the time. Different venues require different brightness. Think of your smartphone. Not only does it adjust automatically, it has a black and white mode. At least, a wide range of brightness settings is absolutely necessary where the user can independently control screen and interface buttons.
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FURTHER DESCRIPTION and APPLICATION NOTES:
Deep dark / Black out mode:
In this mode during playback all lighting (including screen) goes out (soft fade out) while functionality remains full. If user needs to select a new audio track, by pressing the jog wheel (or whatever button), the screen will softly come on to give just enough screen brightness to see the track selection in pitch black conditions. barely see the screen to minimize light pollution.
The bottom line: zero light pollution until absolutely necessary. When necessary, only the screen, and very dim, with soft fade in and fade out for a couple of seconds.
Other dimming options: basically many lower brightness levels for screen and function keys.
Gray MODE or BLACK and WHITE screen modes. Elimination of colors reduces eye strain for long, 6 hours plus SETs.