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Old 29-12-2010, 10:49
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Hi, i want to update my tv, i was looking for a non reflective screen as i have to have my tv at an angle and about a third of it will reflect from the window.
As you can see i have a 42" tv which is a LCD one which dosnt reflect much light and i see all plasma screens are "mirror like" which is not much good to me.
I wanted 3D one, about 50" (have a very large room) but it has to be matt type finish, willing to pay about 1000-1500.
I cant put the tv anywhere else it has to go in the corner.
I have looked on web sites but there not much good for showing off the screens and dont say if they have a matt finish or not.
Any help would be much appreciated.
PS. The more sockets on the back the better (3-4 HDMI's preferably)
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Old 29-12-2010, 12:58
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Looks like LCD is your best bet then. I think you're going to have to go visit some stores to see what's available.

Have you thought about putting some blinds on the window?
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Old 29-12-2010, 13:20
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Yep. FORGET Plasma!

LCD type TV's are the only way to go for matte screens.
I bought a 42" plasma back in April after owning a 32" LCD before and within a couple of days it went back due to the screen reflection, which made it impossible to view correctly.

Sadly, non of the review sites I had visited even mentioned the reflection problems that can be found with large plasma screens.

I replaced the plasma with a 40" Sony LCD and can watch tv comfortably again now.
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Old 29-12-2010, 15:16
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From what I have read most plasma now include an anti-glare, anti-reflective coating. I've noticed that my LG plasma probably suffers less reflections then my old CRT TV.

Its difficult to tell in the store unless one is setup facing a window.
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Old 29-12-2010, 15:21
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Take a digital camera photo with flash and see how much detail you see of reflections.
Get some lined curtains or blackout blinds.
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Old 29-12-2010, 16:40
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Thanks for all your replies, i thought of blinds but when it is a nice day with the sun shinning , you dont want to shut yourself away.
Anyway thanks again for all your replies guys, much appreciated.

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Old 29-12-2010, 18:13
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From what I have read most plasma now include an anti-glare, anti-reflective coating.
Which still leaves them far more reflective than an LCD.

I simply draw the curtains when watching mine
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Old 29-12-2010, 18:18
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Since 3d tv screens use shutter glasses - there being no way to make a polarised panel - then polarised suglasses might help. Borrow some and see .......

(some projection screen 3d tvs might use polarising filters, I haven't checked .......).
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Old 29-12-2010, 19:43
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Careful with Sony LCD's as some of the more expensive models have a coating on the screen to improve the contrast and that can cause a slight relection but no where near as bad as a plasma.
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Old 30-12-2010, 10:47
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Thanks again guys and there are some good sugestions.
Think i will have to go to town and have a look.
Live a fair way from it.
Thanks again for your input.

AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL

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Old 30-12-2010, 21:22
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Yep. FORGET Plasma!

LCD type TV's are the only way to go for matte screens.
I bought a 42" plasma back in April after owning a 32" LCD before and within a couple of days it went back due to the screen reflection, which made it impossible to view correctly.

Sadly, non of the review sites I had visited even mentioned the reflection problems that can be found with large plasma screens.

I replaced the plasma with a 40" Sony LCD and can watch tv comfortably again now.
Get the cheapest plasma you will get almost no anti glare coating.

That being said if you have a full on day light reflection issue, you have to go full matte lcd.
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Old 30-12-2010, 21:49
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Get the cheapest plasma you will get almost no anti glare coating.

That being said if you have a full on day light reflection issue, you have to go full matte lcd.
[stares in disbelief at the quoted post]

If the OP states there's a problem with reflections, then why would he want a TV screen with "almost no anti glare coating" ?????
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Old 31-12-2010, 01:25
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[stares in disbelief at the quoted post]

If the OP states there's a problem with reflections, then why would he want a TV screen with "almost no anti glare coating" ?????
Reread.... reread...reread the post.
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Old 31-12-2010, 02:49
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Reread.... reread...reread the thread.

It's pretty much been established that dueler should be looking at LCD. Plasma has been ruled out way before your contribution. So why would they bother with a plasma, let alone a cheap plasma???

The mystery of pocatello lives on...lol
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Old 31-12-2010, 02:55
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Reread.... reread...reread the thread.

It's pretty much been established that dueler should be looking at LCD. Plasma has been ruled out way before your contribution. So why would they bother with a plasma, let alone a cheap plasma???

The mystery of pocatello lives on...lol
I gave you a chance.

You claimed you stared at my post in disbelief. I surmise the post you were staring at only existed in your head. That is NOT what I said. So really, stop digging your hole deeper.
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Old 31-12-2010, 21:15
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Oh dear, i only want a tv to watch that dont reflect the light
thanks anyway chaps.
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