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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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Gloss finish monitors


Anyone have a gloss finish monitor they could tell me about ?

I'm looking at some nice 27" IPS monitors and some are matte and others are gloss screen.

My current monitor is matte and handles reflections okay, they are minimal.  But I don't know what a gloss finish screen looks like, do they reflect a lot ?  For example my bezel is gloss piano finish and you can see reflections clearly in that.

I am in a room where the window is behind me, so I am concerned that if I get a gloss finish screen, all I am going to see is reflections.

Any thoughts please ?

Posted May 19, 2013, 13:10:31 PM Logged

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Re: Gloss finish monitors


I think you are right Freddy, gloss screens do cause more reflection than matt. 

Posted May 19, 2013, 13:15:55 PM Logged

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I actually considered the finish of the monitors I was looking at when I was looking at them for my current setup, and for me, gloss finish was out, for exactly that reason. My computer almost always sits across from any windows in my room, so reflections were a potential issue. If you can, try to do a "hands on" comparison at your local "geek~porium", to see first hand which would be better for you, as there are advantages and disadvantages with each type.

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Re: Gloss finish monitors


Thanks chaps.  That's very useful Dave.  I have limited space, I toyed with moving things around but I don't think it's going to work space wise.  So the desk will still be with the window behind me.  Hmm... ok good plan, I will pop in a local shop asap and check them out.

Cheers Smiley

Posted May 19, 2013, 13:41:47 PM Logged

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My 3 monitors I bought are matte finished as well, why did I buy matte?
I bought matte finish because I create content, and need to see details onscreen without glare.

why I like glossy screens:  they make good content visually appealing look a lot better.

My theory is if your creating content go matte, if your looking at content go glossy  Smiley


Posted May 20, 2013, 09:59:23 AM Logged

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I think we have covered this topic but I did find a video that might add some more to the debate.


Posted May 20, 2013, 11:17:16 AM Logged

Offline Freddy Topic starter
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Thanks Syber, I tend to do both on my monitor hehe.

Data thanks.  A glossy screen is going to be like my glossy bezel then it seems, so I think I have to avoid them.

One I am interested in comes in a semi-matte, which is a sort of middle ground I think.

Posted May 20, 2013, 11:43:56 AM Logged

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This looks pretty groovy.  I'm not keen on the 1080 height though, would have preferred 1200 at least.

http://www.lg.com/uk/monitors/lg-29EA93

Posted May 20, 2013, 14:22:53 PM Logged

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That's a sharp looking screen Cheesy

Posted May 20, 2013, 15:31:09 PM Logged

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Yeah, I have toyed with it, but I am used to the extra height of a 1200, I don't think I would like losing that, so I will go for one of the higher res screens I think.

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Ok, now my keyboard is all slimy from the copious quantities of drool. Cheesy

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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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Hehe, it's nice, but I'm more inclined to pick something like this :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/DGM-IPS-2701WPH-Widescreen-IPS-Monitor/dp/B008PD9BWM

For the resolution - all that extra screen space.  But that one is gloss though, so it's out.

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The first one is on NewEgg for $600USD, which is not much less than I spent for all 4 of my current ones.

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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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Yeah the cost for all those extra pixels does shoot up.  What resolution are yours Dave ?

Posted May 20, 2013, 15:44:28 PM Logged

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I reckon something like this would make a good monitor, top make, large screen, 1080HD, 30w power consumption and great value for money.

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-blu-ray/televisions/large-screen-tvs-32-and-over/panasonic-viera-tx-l32e5b-smart-32-led-tv-12311856-pdt.html



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