06618045 is referenced by 84 patents.
Methods and arrangements are provided that automatically adjust various operating settings associated with a display device in response to detected lighting conditions. The methods and arrangements respond to dynamically changing light conditions in an effort to significantly maintain the output quality of the display as previously established by the user. Memory is provided and configured to store at least one user preference value. At least one display parameter controller unit operatively associated with the display device is also provided and configured to respond to a parameter setting. At least one sensor unit, which is responsive to light, is configured to output a detected light value to logic. The logic is operatively coupled to the memory, the display parameter controller unit and the sensor unit. The logic is configured to output the parameter setting to the parameter controller unit based on the user preference value and the detected light value. Thus, for example, the user can establish a preferred setting for the brightness, contrast, color, etc., for a given lighting condition. The logic can be further configured to output the parameter setting based on the preference value, detected light value, and specified curve-fitting data.