Originally Posted by Bambooben
Don't know about you, but my living room is not lit up like the vegas strip
That pic above has got to be about worst case scenario
Hello. I'd like to explain my personal point of view about glare, though this is very personal, and there is an enormous controversy in the matter.
Before speaking about TV, I'm going to speak about computers. I have an 24" iMac with glossy screen. When it is off, you can shave your face in front of it. But when it's on, it's wonderful, deep colors and contrast, and nothing of glare. It is clear that here it is necessary to bear 2 things in mind:
- The first one, is that logically you cannot have a lamp or a window that, or gives directly on the screen (any monitor or TV would be seen badly), or that gives in the side of the spectator, over all if this side is very clear (white walls, clear clothes or forniture, etc) because it can reflects on the screen.
- The second one, and this one is more relative to the laws of the optics, is that when the TV is on, it generates a lighting that "wins" over the reflections, and in addition, very important, the image is generated slightly behind than the cover reflective glass, and then the eyes focus in a plane slightly more distant, and "ignores" the glare from the front plane. This is easy to estimate: you can do the effort to focus slightly close, and you will see the before ignored reflections.
With all this explanation, which I want to say is that, the problem really exists, but each one has his perceptions and conditions. I believe that it's fundamental testing any TV in real conditions, and shops usually aren't the better places to do so.
Sorry in advance for my possible mistakes in english, and thank you for your patience.