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Old 04-19-2012, 10:05 AM - Thread Starter
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what do you prefer for a screen? Matte finish or Glossy?
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:30 AM
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With TV in a very well lit room, i.e. many windows, a matte screen is the only way to go. Highly reflective screen can making viewing very distractive trying to watch in daytime or when overhead lights on at night. Trading a little less sharpness Vs view-ability is a no-brainier for me.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:39 AM
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Matte.

Although glossy looks cool when TV is off

But the point maybe moot as for some reason, vendors are making lots more glossy than mattes.
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Glossy!
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Semi-matte
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Semi-glossy.

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Semi-glossy-matte
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Semi-matte

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Semi-glossy.

aren't these the same?

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I'll never buy a matte screen again, unless for a very bright room. I had no idea the matte screen was so destructive to IQ until i got a non-matte screen.
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screen coatings only matter when watching TV with ambient light

at nighttime with or without a bias light, it makes no difference

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i have samsung un55d7000 with bright room and i can tell you its pretty annoying the glare off the tv.. its a glossy screen... so i have to try a matte screen.. and see for myself.. although every review i have seen it seems like samsung has overall better picture quality as compared to LG..
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Matte

The matte screen I have (Vizio xvt553sv) does not eliminate all the glare, but it reduces it by a very large amount and it is so much better than the glossy screen tv I had.

If it reduces the quality of the picture, I sure don't see it. My picture looks great.

Perfect IQ does not matter if all you can see is a reflection of your windows.
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aren't these the same?

Whatever my XBR8 is... semi-gloss!
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screen coatings only matter when watching TV with ambient light

at nighttime with or without a bias light, it makes no difference

Word.
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i have samsung un55d7000 with bright room and i can tell you its pretty annoying the glare off the tv.. its a glossy screen... so i have to try a matte screen.. and see for myself.. although every review i have seen it seems like samsung has overall better picture quality as compared to LG..

It's not like you have a choice anymore.
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