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Windows 7: LCD Screen Details - Wtf?

27 Feb 2010   #1
Wandering Flame

Vista
 
 
LCD Screen Details - Wtf?

Why is it that with laptops, the LCD screen type info is displayed (glossy surface or matte surface) but this information can NEVER be found out about television sets (unless you ask someone who has it)?

How moronic is this when there are people (me) who wants to find out if a TV's screen is glossy or matte? Sure, when there's a picture of it when it's turned off, it's easy to tell since the glare on the matte is evened out and on the glossy it's like a mirror on the tuned off black screen, but this is not always the case since sometimes the TV is advertised with a program or show running on it.

I didn't know about the whole matte and glossy thing before I bought my 26" LCD TV. I prefer glossy after researching, and just now I was doing a search for ANY LCD GLOSSY TV's between the sizes of 24 or 28 inches...do those even exist? (monitors will suffice...as long as they have hdmi ports)

Thanks.


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28 Feb 2010   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

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28 Feb 2010   #3
Wandering Flame

Vista
 
 

What's even more stupid is the fact it doesn't state what exactly is glossy, the TV color or the screen itself? I ask since in the last picture of the Samsung "glossy black" TV for instance, while the screen is off is clearly shows a matte screen (blurred reflections) on the screen while the TV color (black parts around the screen) are what are glossy and not the screen itself.
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28 Feb 2010   #4
Zahl

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I can't say I've ever seen a large(r) TV with a glossy screen but there are a few monitors like that. HP seems to like glossy a lot and most of their monitors use it. I love my glossy screen too btw

A nice cheap 27": Newegg.com - HP 2709m 27" 3ms(GTG) HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen 16:9 LCD Monitor w/ swivel adjustment 400 cd/m2 DC 30000:1(1000:1)Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors
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01 Mar 2010   #5
Wandering Flame

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zahl View Post
I can't say I've ever seen a large(r) TV with a glossy screen but there are a few monitors like that. HP seems to like glossy a lot and most of their monitors use it. I love my glossy screen too btw

A nice cheap 27": Newegg.com - HP 2709m 27" 3ms(GTG) HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen 16:9 LCD Monitor w/ swivel adjustment 400 cd/m2 DC 30000:1(1000:1)Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors
Haha Zahl...please show me more of these. Wow I'm thinking of selling my Sony 26" for this baby...damn...glossy and 1080p?! And it's cheaper than my Sony...

Edit: AWWWWW crap...how am I going to use my PS2 on this thing? my PS2 doesn't have an hdmi port...is there a way I can convert a yellow video signal to VGA? Or one of the ports on the LCD monitor?

Thanks. Also, I was wondering also if there are any glossy TV's. Thanks so much for the help! For some reason it's harder to find out if a TV is glossy or not as opposed to a monitor....why are monitors > TV's in picture quality anyway?
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02 Mar 2010   #6
Zahl

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

No problem, I only know of the HP ones though. Not sure why but not many make glossy screens
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