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How to tell if monitor is glossy?

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I'm looking into a 19" widescreen LCD monitor that has a glossy surface instead of a normal LCD (kind of like the plasmas...if you know what I mean). So how can you tell which ones are coated with the extra bright glossy stuff from a list of these?
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I guess glass fronted lcd's would be glossy ( if i understood correctly) .
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You can't really... it sucks. I'm gonna tell newegg they should allow you to filter by glossy or not.
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The latest Samsungs are glossy; but they are among the most expensive monitors on the market. Definitely worth the money according to many peoples though...

EDIT: More precisely the 19" SyncMaster 931BW, 20" SyncMaster 205BW and the 22" SyncMaster 226BW.
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Originally Posted by Fishie36 View Post
You can't really... it sucks. I'm gonna tell newegg they should allow you to filter by glossy or not.
Same, I'm going to do that too.
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I stopped by Walmart today and found this HP to be a really nice looking glossy coated LCD monitor.
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The latest Samsungs are glossy; but they are among the most expensive monitors on the market. Definitely worth the money according to many peoples though...

EDIT: More precisely the 19" SyncMaster 931BW, 20" SyncMaster 205BW and the 22" SyncMaster 226BW.
These monitors aren't glossy, they have matte screen.

The HP Wxx07 series rawks though.
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I stopped by Walmart today and found this HP to be a really nice looking glossy coated LCD monitor.
I just bought the W2007 and was blown away by the glossy coating. That HP should definately be near the top of your LCD shopping list
 
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