To save battery while playing video Tegra intelligently decreases the backlight while increasing color brightness and contrast. Because it monitors on a frame by frame basis the changes are often unnoticable. You basically end up with the same displayed image using less backlight.
Unfortunately it seems to get stuck even after you leave the video and the changes are very noticeable as the changes were specific to the video frame you just left and not your homescreen.
This also may be the cause of some ghosting issues and for some it seems to eliminate any ghosting problems for them.
(will reset at each reboot)
In terminal -
(You may need to type "su" and press enter before entering these commands)
To turn it off
echo "0" > /sys/devices/tegradc.0/smartdimmer/enable
To change how aggressive it is (untested)
echo "#" > /sys/devices/tegradc.0/smartdimmer/aggressiveness
Note: battery life while watching videos WILL decrease if you turn it off or decrease the aggresiveness
- has the ability to disable PRISM and set it to disable on boot.
- A collection of scripts compiled by hamdir which, in conjunction with Script Manager (available in the market) will allow you to toggle smartdimmer/PRISM on and off at will.
- You can also use script manager to toggle it at boot if you want.
- Also includes a script to disable 3D scaling which may improve 3D gaming performance (untested)
Thanks to hamdir for his pack of scripts and for convincing me to make a new post for these fixes.