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I know photodon has some really nice screen protectors (glossy, AG, and everything in between) and has a service where they install them for you. I don't know if they can safely be installed directly onto the polarizing filter, but you can always ask them!
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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post

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. blushsmiley.gif 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. wink.gif 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:

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Here's a 13 page customer feedback: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=638877


Vikuiti™ 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:

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How the display looks with & without: http://m.iszene.com/thread-125817-post-1267252.html#pid1267252


Really a hard decision. I think you have to see both in person. rolleyes.gif

As for apply these protection films, I don't think you need a setup ala. Dexter. biggrin.gif 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. thumb.gif

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. biggrinsmiley.gif 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. frown.gif

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
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@OP: how is your display doing, still fine?

Yes, I recently handled it a bit to put it on a monitor arm and it's perfectly fine. Have cleaned it a few times with a damp microfiber cloth.
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I prefer a gloss screen over that fuzzy bullsh of an LCD but you better make sure you don't care if you can't see what you're looking at because all you see is the reflection of what's behind you.
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Yea, I'd like to try this on my Acer X223W as its a pretty crap monitor and I don't see me having the chance to replace/upgrade anytime soon... But I do have to ask, to what degree is the reflections noticeable. I dislike the AG coating for the dull look of everything, but I don't know if I'd want to ditch that if the reflections are more noticeable. But I really want to try it, looks sexy biggrin.gif

Nice tut and very well laid out/written. It's very informative while not bombarding you with a giant wall of confusing directions. Very impressed.
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Just look at the picture in the OP. You can clearly see the blinds in the reflection like it's an image on the screen. I wouldn't do this if there is a window or a lamp directly behind you.

*edit* No the OP, my mistake. This image:
600x453px-LL-7bb0ceaf_scaled.jpeg
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Just look at the picture in the OP. You can clearly see the blinds in the reflection like it's an image on the screen. I wouldn't do this if there is a window or a lamp directly behind you.
*edit* No the OP, my mistake. This image:
600x453px-LL-7bb0ceaf_scaled.jpeg

Yea I saw that, but I wasn't sure what the room/light conditions are for him... It looks so sexy I wanna do it so bad... just very worried I'd luck out and have tons of reflections and light sources. I'm moving in a few months so I don't know what the room will be like yet, so I'll wait. Might have to turn a closet into a computer room just to get rid of windows and lights behind me so I can do this and enjoy the sexayness.
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Unless you have some serious lighting or are very sensitive to reflections, you don't even notice them on the monitor because you're focused on the content. On the other hand, I was ALWAYS aware of the AG coat because it affected the display of everything on the monitor. I only notice reflections if I'm looking for them but some people are more distracted by them and hence the split love/hate camps in this glossy/matte market. Only you can decide what's more important to you wink.gif
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If only I had the option of not having my rig directly across the (18 foot wide) room from a full-wall window on the 13th floor of my apartment building...

Why can't display manufacturers just use a high quality AR coating (such as those found on high end camera or binocular lenses) instead of the BS plastic AR films?

Cost? when you're buying a high end panel, I'm pretty sure anyone would be willing to swallow an additional $100 to have a glare-free, haze-free, glossy, high saturation display.

I suppose there is the potential to damage the coating (just like on said lenses) with cleaning products or oils (bodily or otherwise), but I don't see any reason that an ultra-thin non-AR film of equal density to the outer layer of the AR coating couldn't then be applied to "seal it in" with little to no visible effect.

One can dream...
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Unless you have some serious lighting or are very sensitive to reflections, you don't even notice them on the monitor because you're focused on the content.
Not true by any means. Obviously you've never experienced it, so why comment? I have a plasma and directly behind me is a window and a light above my head. The light has to be off and I have black blinds on the window that have to be closed or else the glare is ridiculous.
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