Matte Screen Protectors for Glossy

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  1. II AndyG33 II
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    II AndyG33 II

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    So ya i know they sell these
    which is why people say go w/ glossy
    and then get a screen cover if you don't like it...
    but how well do these actually work?

    Anyone have some before and after pictures?

    if not....

    some stories?
     
  2. raymondu999
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    On your MacBook/MacBook Pro, actually the LCD itself is matte, and if you make it glossy, you put an extra layer of glass/whatever it is on top. But can you really reverse it like this? I've heard of glossy covers, but never of matte covers.
     
  3. Pixellated
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    Most notebook screen protectors look REALLY tacky. I would avoid one and looking at the Matte and Glossy at the store.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you've got that exactly backwards. Making a screen matte is what requires a specially made surface to scatter the reflected light in a manner specifically designed to create no sharp reflections.
     
  6. II AndyG33 II
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  7. alphaod
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    Of course the other possibility is to remove the reflective properties in the panel, but that can't be done with a protector.
     

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