antiglare solution

Discussion in 'iMac' started by macsig, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. macsig macrumors regular

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    Hello, I have a iMac and the glossy display is killing me. Is there any good way yo make it matte?

    I know there are several antiglare films but all the reviews I read are quite negative.



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  2. Zortrium macrumors 6502

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    Probably not the answer you want to hear, but I'd just try pointing it away from a window. The iMac glare drives me nuts if it's facing a window but there's no problem at all if it isn't.
     
  3. macsig thread starter macrumors regular

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    actually I did, it doesn't face any window but it is still pretty unclear.

    Moreover I'm thinking to buy a MacBook to use when I'm out and I can't always find a dark place.


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  4. blubox macrumors member

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    Use it at night. :) If nothing works you can always move your imac or the lighting.
     
  5. macsig thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, that is exactly the kind of information I'm looking for.
     
  6. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    Is your iMac's brightness all the way up? I find it hard to notice because of how bright the screen is.
     
  7. pinback pro macrumors member

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    +1 on that. i've never noticed glare, and its right next to a window. but we have the screen optimized for photo editing, and its pretty bright.

    i love the glossy screen...for movies and the like, you can't beat it:cool:
     
  8. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    There isn't much you can do about the glare. You can get a cover for the screen, but that degrades quality by sooo much. Turn the brightness all the way up and turn off any lights. I have a monitor with a glossy screen and it is very hard not to have any glare. As long as my brightness is higher then it is hardly noticeable. It's only when I'm playing my 360 and I get into dark rooms and stuff that I can't see anything. But the contrast of colours is totally worth it!
     
  9. macstatic macrumors 6502a

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    According to several sites (such as this one) it's possible to remove the glossy glass with suction cups or with tape.
    That should leave you with just the (matte) LCD panel. Hope this helps.
     
  10. djc6 macrumors 6502

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    Not true. The display still has a glossy surface underneath. I've had my iMac apart many times in the past couple weeks.
     
  11. MrJingles macrumors member

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    Super Shine

    Yep do what I did and buy a 2nd monitor if it drives you crazy. Not the most economical solution but hey some people can't take the super shine.
     
  12. retrograde macrumors newbie

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