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finding a low cost anti-glare screen for a 23 inch LCD monitor

p_s_92 564 52 February 11, 2011 at 06:52 AM More Newegg Deals
A user has a HP L1950 19-inch LCD Monitor and the glare was too bright for him, though that monitor has Anti-glare features, so we had to get a 3M brand anti-glare(with privacy feature) screen for him costing around 200$ which was about 2-3 years back.

Now, the user needs a 23 inch LCD monitor and an anti-glare screen with it. A 23 inch monitor costs around 200 and a 3M brand 23 inch anti-glare screen with(or without privacy) would cost around 100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6824991079, but I see some 23 inch Anti-Glare Matte Screen Protector for 31 at http://www.viewguard.com/en-us/23...idescreen/

The main purpose of the filter is to reduce the glare for the user, privacy is not needed.

1. Would the 23 inch Anti-Glare Matte Screen Protector work for the need as that it is cost effective?

2. What are the good brands for anti-glare screens and are there any features I need to consider to pick a proper one?

3. Or, are there some other low cost anti-glare screens we can look into?

4. Would the Anti-glare capability built into most 23 inch LCD monitors be sufficient as that would be most economical? I estimate they must have improved a lot from the 19 inch monitors.

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Is there a window near by or angle that can be adjusted on the monitor before resulting to the antiglare screens? Do you need the privacy? (I dont see many people running them with LCD's they kind of seem to have died with the CRT monitors. As far as brightness I assume you turned the monitor down?
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I had the same concern when I purchased my DELL laptop. I found the LCD screen to be way too bright for (even at the lowest glare settings). At night with lights off, at its lowest settings, sitting 2-3 ft from bright LCD was definitely not good and the anti-glare 3M films were too expensive. Soooooo I decided to buy the (car) window tint film from Lowes (for quick solution) & eBay (in case 1 doesn't go right with cut) did the trick for me. It definitely reduced a lot of brightness for me. (Sometimes I feel it is still not enough).
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Quote from LiquidRetro View Post :
Is there a window near by or angle that can be adjusted on the monitor before resulting to the antiglare screens? Do you need the privacy? (I dont see many people running them with LCD's they kind of seem to have died with the CRT monitors. As far as brightness I assume you turned the monitor down?
The user has tried it, but still feels the glare. He is in his late forties.

I and other users in the office don't need the anti-glare, but he was getting headaches without it which is why it was purchased.

Thanks for your suggestions.

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I had the same concern when I purchased my DELL laptop. I found the LCD screen to be way too bright for (even at the lowest glare settings). At night with lights off, at its lowest settings, sitting 2-3 ft from bright LCD was definitely not good and the anti-glare 3M films were too expensive. Soooooo I decided to buy the (car) window tint film from Lowes (for quick solution) & eBay (in case 1 doesn't go right with cut) did the trick for me. It definitely reduced a lot of brightness for me. (Sometimes I feel it is still not enough).
Thanks, will try that as that is a low cost option. But, I have to check as we may not be allowed to order car window tint film.
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Thanks, will try that as that is a low cost option. But, I have to check as we may not be allowed to order car window tint film.
Remember you do not need that much roll/qty (as included in the car tint film - Lowes sells just window tint/film a lot smaller size - cost about $7-9). Measure your screen and order it 3 times as much (incase when you cut and doesn't fit, you have another go-around).

good luck.
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Quote from MonteCristo View Post :
Remember you do not need that much roll/qty (as included in the car tint film - Lowes sells just window tint/film a lot smaller size - cost about $7-9). Measure your screen and order it 3 times as much (incase when you cut and doesn't fit, you have another go-around).

good luck.
Thanks for the wishes and advice.
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