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Removing the Anti Glare coating on my U2711

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I went through a few TVs and Monitors and finally decided to one of the top performers, the Dell U2711, i love this monitor but some for reason Dell has decided to stick an ugly coat of Anti Glare on it, It looks very grainy. My room is glare free so the AG coating is not needed. I found that it can be removed but is very risky. I've decided its worth the risk. Here are the before and after screens from someone who has done it.

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Edited by jcrew3002 - 12/2/11 at 8:42pm
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No Warranty after that. I am not wiling to through $700 for this and + i like the AG more then glossy screens.
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This is a huge risk as the monitor is very expensive. I plan to do serious research and actually use a cheapo LCD display and practice taking it apart to get a feel for removal of a display. I hear it is well worth it, under the AG coating it looks like an Apple Cinema Display. Its worth it to someone who loves shiny displays.
post #4 of 31
Not worth it... Imagine the unit just dies. You would have no warranty. Thats a hell of a lot of money down the drain.
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Why would anyone want a glossy screen/

Edit. Oh Macbook. No wonder. rolleyes.gif
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Why would anyone want a glossy screen/
Edit. Oh Macbook. No wonder. rolleyes.gif

i have a glossy screen and LOVE IT. The AG hinders the colors were a glossy screen the colors POP and look way better. i went from my Dell u2410 to my current and im loving the glossy screen again as i went from a older glossy monitor to my dell i went from glossy to AG back to glossy and i say unless you NEED the AG, Talking to you laptops ........ i say go with the gloss biggrin.gif just one mans 2cents.gif
    
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All I can say is good luck. I've read of a few people ruining their monitors trying to do that. Seems like an awfully expensive monitor to try that on (if indeed it is your 1st try).
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I did this to a 65" rear projection HDTV several years ago. The concept is the same, but disassembling a laptop screen will probably be more difficult. Try to find a walk through or service manual. I can tell you this, though. It was definitely worth it. thumb.gif
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post #9 of 31
lol, this is just a guess, but since the matte screen is plastic, i would use a rotary buffer and some plastX to buff it to a glossy shine.

might not work, but seeing as i used plastX on my matte screen protector to buff out the scratches, it turned it a bit glossy
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i have a glossy screen and LOVE IT. The AG hinders the colors were a glossy screen the colors POP and look way better. i went from my Dell u2410 to my current and im loving the glossy screen again as i went from a older glossy monitor to my dell i went from glossy to AG back to glossy and i say unless you NEED the AG, Talking to you laptops ........ i say go with the gloss biggrin.gif just one mans 2cents.gif

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