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Is a monitor with glass same as a glossy monitor ?

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I hear 4 terms being tossed around:
1. Glossy
2. Matte
3. With Glass
4. Without Glass

Now this is my problem:
I just purchased a Shimian monitor.

Shimian has a more reflective surface then the ASUS Vk266H. When I am programming (in a black ssh console) I can see my own reflection in the shimian monitor.

I ordered the shimian without the glass, should I have also ordered the anti glare. Or can I now add an anti glare film to it ?
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If you're able to see your reflection on the monitor, then you ordered the glossy version.

BUT not all glossy monitors have glass, a reflective plastic-based layer would achieve the same reflective ness as glass. In contrast, all glass-covered monitors are glossy.

So in reality you could divide it into the following categories;
- Glossy monitors with glass
- Glossy monitors without glass
- Matte monitors without glass

If you find an anti reflective film, you can add it to reduce the glare.
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Originally Posted by born2bwild View Post

If you're able to see your reflection on the monitor, then you ordered the glossy version.
BUT not all glossy monitors have glass, a reflective plastic-based layer would achieve the same reflective ness as glass. In contrast, all glass-covered monitors are glossy.
So in reality you could divide it into the following categories;
- Glossy monitors with glass
- Glossy monitors without glass
- Matte monitors without glass
If you find an anti reflective film, you can add it to reduce the glare.

So Is this the layering:

First comes the Panel.

And after the panel things can go either of the 3 routes.

Scenario1: Lets slap a glass on top of it and call it Glossy monitor with glass

Scenario2: Lets slap a reflective plastic based layer but not glass and call it Glossy monitor without glass.

Scenario3: Lets slap a anti glare coating on the panel and lets call it Matte Monitor without glass.


Why doesnt anyone sell panels with no layering on top of that ?
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