Originally Posted by Manyak
I don't know if they can safely be installed directly onto the polarizing filter, but you can always ask them!
I bet there's no problem, because you only replace the stock protector with a other one.
The questionable part would be: is the adhesive film agressive in any way & how does the adhesive film and the new screen protector react (possible expand) when the display get hot?
But that's something we could ask the manufacturer. I don't think there is a difference to the stock AC.
I personally wouldn't put any China protector on my screen, the replacement should be durable. And with an leading manufacturer like 3M
you can't go wrong.
Btw. here's a UK shop
where you can order from (couldn't find a US store, strange because 3M is a US company): http://www.protectionfilms24.com/screen-protectors/58,4-cm-510-x-287-mm-32289.html
Two of their products are very interesting:Vikuiti™ screen protector DQC160
: http://www.protectionfilms24.com/article/vikuiti-screen-protector-dqc160-59,9-cm-screens-522-x-294-mm,-aspect-ratio-169-49626.html"The surface of the film is as smooth and shiny as glass. Adhesive and film are both crystal clear so that when applied the film appears transparent. An optimised adhesive layer ensures an easy-to-apply, bubble free application of the Vikuiti™ screen protector DQC160. The adhesive layer is only slightly adhesive and readily forms a film over even surfaces. The protective film can easily be removed or repositioned at any time." Sounds like easy to handle & it's crystal clear. No change of the color hue or something.
How it looks:
Here's a 13 page customer feedback: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=638877Vikuiti™ screen protector ADQC27
: http://www.protectionfilms24.com/article/vikuiti-screen-protector-adqc27-59,9-cm-screens-522-x-294-mm,-aspect-ratio-169-49625.html"The surface of the film is as smooth and shiny as glass. Adhesive and film are both crystal clear so that when applied, the film appears transparent. The special feature of this film is an additional anti-reflection coating that, in comparison to normal films, reduces the intensity of mirror images. The screen contrast can thereby be increased In high ambient light areas (if the screen is not already equipped with an anti-reflection coating). Black becomes even blacker. An optimised adhesive layer ensures an easy-to-apply, bubble free application of the Vikuiti™ screen protector ADQC27. The adhesive layer is only slightly adhesive and readily forms a film over even surfaces. The protective film can easily be removed or repositioned at any time." Sounds like it's basically the same like the DQC160, but with an anti-reflection coating, which will make the picture darker. Well, if it does improve the contrast, then this might be a better choice. If it doesn't affect the color hue & the white in a bad way, it might be a very good pick. For sure you have to re-calibrate the display.
How it looks:
How the display looks with & without: http://m.iszene.com/thread-125817-post-1267252.html#pid1267252Really a hard decision
. I think you have to see both in person.
As for apply these protection films, I don't think you need a setup ala. Dexter.
But I guess you will get the best results when you do it in a very dust free room, like the bathroom. Maybe an air cleaner would be good. Clean the room (or let it clean by your wife), wear lintfree clothes, wash your hands, cover your hair & use destilled water for apply the protection film
. Then you can still move it without damaging the display. Don't use too much destilled whater, just enough to get the job done (use a spray gun for it). Put some towels around the display & scratch out the destilled water under the protector film to the edges (do it carefully, don't scrach it). When it's done let the display dry for maybe 2-3 days before you put it back into the case. Don't use an hair dryer or turn on the display
, let it dry in the room. Some also saying that the results are better when the humidity is higher. Let the hot water run for some time in your bathroom or use your water boiler for some time to get a nice damp climate in your bathroom.
And when you order one, make sure to order a bigger version
. Too big is no problem, but too small is. You can cut it yourself to make it fit, and the adges of the display are anyways coverded by the frame of the display (not visible).I am now soo hocked with the idea of modifying the monitor, but I have atm no cash to do it. Dang.
If anyone is doing the mod, please post your feedback. @OP
: how is your display doing, still fine?Edited by ZeGermanB - 2/24/12 at 12:10pm