Sorry, I'm a little late to the thread here.
I was recently scouring through the forums trying to find a solution to glare and reflection as we decided to change the house around after Christmas and the only thing I didn't think of was TV placement and glare/reflection. I finally have my ultimate setup including 7.1 surround, PS4, Xbox 1 and my 60 inch Panny GT30. I sit down to watch and all I can see is the bay window directly behind the seating area and across from the TV. %&*@$# WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT.
So I looked through all the forums and found a few options. Most of which were about $350.00 plus shipping. I came across this one glare stopper. It was on sale is custom cut and was $85.00 plus shipping. I live in Canada so the shipping was a little high $32.00 but is free in the States.
I figured what the hell, I'd rather throw away $120.00 for something that might work rather than $3-400.00 but I seriously have my doubts. Website claims it will reduce 90% of glare and reflection.
I just received it, applied it as per the instructions. You must take your time, follow their instructions, and have a helper or bubbles are going to be a pain in the ass. (Think screen protector for smart phone 20x's the size.
Got it and applied today and I am blown away. This thing works way better than I thought it would. Where there was a perfect image (reflection) of lights (at night) and a window during the day is a very subtle glow only noticeable in dark scenes. I can not tell you how happy I am with this. I highly recommend and can not give a good enough of a review for it.
You can check my postings, I am not with the company (not even in same country lol) and am a legit forum member feel free to message me. (I am always sceptical about glowing reviews )
Seriously if you have glare of reflection problems check this out. Amazing, but make sure to take your time, clean your screen and deal with bubbles as you go or the bubbles will suck.
Is the GT30 Plasma or LCD?
How much darker is the resulting image after applying the glarestopper?
It's kind of an all-or-nothing move, isn't it? Once you have applied the glarestopper to your panel, there is no going back (it can't be removed, right?).
I returned a 65" ZT60 because of the glare but spending that much money on a Plasma in the hope that the glarestopper could solve the glare problem and then being stuck with it in case it does not doesn't seem wise...
I'd also be concerned about the glarestopper further reducing brightness on a panel that was not very bright to begin with...
In any case, thanks for the recommendation - good to know.