It’s been a week of accusations, starting with car maker VW and moving on to Samsung, who was accused by The Guardian of fudging results for its televisions. The report suggests that one of the modes built into the TVs was simply for testing as opposed to actual use by customers.
The feature in question is ‘motion lighting’ which lowers the screen brightness to save power usage. Samsung explains that this is a standard feature and is on by default when a customer gets the TV.
According to Samsung, “Motion lighting is not a setting that only activates during compliance testing. On the contrary, it is a default setting which works both in the lab and at home; delivering energy savings and helping us to reduce our environmental impact”,
The TV maker says this feature was introduced back in 2011 and designed to help consumers save power. Users can switch to a different mode if they choose to.
“The setting is explained in all of our instruction manuals, and also features on our website”. It’s up to you, do believe Samsung?