Originally Posted by ericlecarde
I've had a dell 24" monitor when they first came out and I can honestly say that its almost identical to the Matte finish on them. I can see why some people don't like it though because it has a kind of shimmery surface and is like your looking through a filter (But not bad really, just like a soft filter). My last Hans G 28" didn't have this coating and was more clear but all in all I would suggest it to all who are on the fence. Although if your paranoid about this "coating" just go find a Dell IPS with the Matt coating and inspect anything with a white background and you'll see what I mean. On white specifically, you can notice the coating almost reflect the LCD light off the surface coating. !
I checked out 3 1920x1080 27" IPS panels (Samsung LS27B370HS, LG IPS277L-BN, AOC I2757FM) and a 29" LG 29EA93-P in a shop the other day and was quite taken aback by this "sparkle" or filter, which was really noticeable on the Office section of the demo that was looping. That was the part with lots of white background. As I have been planning on getting a 30" Korean monitor, I wondered whether the higher resolution would eliminate that grainy quality. I didn't realise this was down to the anti-glare/matte coating. It now makes sense because I have that same effect on my cell phone. The thing is on my phone I like it because I couldn't stand the scuzzy finger marks that showed up on clear screen protectors. Also, a cellphone screen protector can simply be peeled off and costs relatively little.
So, my questions are, I came across a reasonably priced perfect pixel tempered glass
30"er, Would that also have that same grainy coating? And would anyone know if a perfect pixel model also meant none of the dust concerns that some have experienced with tempered glass units. And is tempered glass like what the current Apple 17" displays have?
My other surprise was that text in Office looked pixelated. Is that normal? These screens were all hooked up with an hdmi cable. I read somewhere that a dvi cable would improve matters but from what I saw, it looked like the improvement required would be asking a lot of a simple cable.
I do a lot of web reading and MS Word text work.
Thanks for any help.