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Old 01-20-2020, 08:36 AM
 
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We need a new TV for our living room but there is a large bay window and glass entry door that cast a lot of glare. Our current TV has a matte screen so it's perfect for this room, absolutely no glare but it needs replaced. The new TV's have almost a glass finish which doesn't make sense. We've been told it has to do with clarity. The screen covers to cut down glare are poorly rated and negatively effect the picture. I really don't get it. We have to pull all the shades down to see our TV in another room, and the basement is the only place glare isn't a problem. The TV's that advertise "no glare" are ultra expensive, thousands of dollars. Does anybody have any thoughts about this?
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Old 01-20-2020, 02:10 PM
 
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Don't know if it's the only reason but difficult to keep clean. I would imagine it also effects the visibility when looking at an angle. Not a real big deal on laptop or monitor but certainly a problem on a TV.



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The TV's that advertise "no glare" are ultra expensive, thousands of dollars.
Not sure if this is what they are doing but a few years back I saw show on developments for this. They were using nano technology. Something like a honeycomb so it appeared clear but at molecular level it scatters light instead of reflecting it.
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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We need a new TV for our living room but there is a large bay window and glass entry door that cast a lot of glare. Our current TV has a matte screen so it's perfect for this room, absolutely no glare but it needs replaced. The new TV's have almost a glass finish which doesn't make sense. We've been told it has to do with clarity. The screen covers to cut down glare are poorly rated and negatively effect the picture. I really don't get it. We have to pull all the shades down to see our TV in another room, and the basement is the only place glare isn't a problem. The TV's that advertise "no glare" are ultra expensive, thousands of dollars. Does anybody have any thoughts about this?
I agree with your complaint. I feel the same way.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:58 AM
 
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I suspect that the matte finish slightly blurs the ultra-high-definition picture so it's not offered. Same issue with the majority of laptops. Personally I don't need to be able to count the pores in someone's nose but I do need to be able to see the damn screen when the sun's out.
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:02 PM
 
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The TV's that advertise "no glare" are ultra expensive, thousands of dollars. Does anybody have any thoughts about this?
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The new TV's have almost a glass finish which doesn't make sense. We've been told it has to do with clarity.
Matte screens are no longer around because the perceivable depth of blacks isn't as great with matte, and so in that regard, the picture looked worse than it does with semi-gloss or glossy screens.

If you want a matte screen, it’s possible to buy a filter online and apply it to your TV.
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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According to:
https://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/pict...tte-and-glossy <<< also other things explained.

Because there is less light reflected, the blacks in the picture remain darker than they do on TVs with a semi-gloss screen. ... This is also why matte screens are no longer around.

Glad, I still have the matte screen TV.
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