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Short battery life

I just started using my go gear and the battery life is quite short. It seems that the display screen is quite bright even after it dims down. I believe that this is chewing up the battery life. The bar for the battery goes down really fast.

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Get a replacement from Philips if it seems abnormal and you are still under warranty. 8-9 hours is normal battery life for this unit - the product specs are "ideal" - not relaistic. No way to dim this unit.

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Posted on May 26, 2008

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