Here's a helpful beginner article from Geoffrey Morrison on dealing with annoying screen reflections on your TV: http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-20097604-285/how-to-rid-your-hdtv-of-reflections/?tag=mncol .
Alan would be the man for that!Some good basic advice in that article. Too bad there was no mention of reflections in the store vs your living room (as a 'keep in mind') as I noticed there can be a difference based on the lighting used. I've been thinking about a light behind the TV since we got our plasma, might have to look into it a bit more.
I did point out there was a link..................................... to sell you something.A link was provided.
You must have read a different article.I did point out there was a link..................................... to sell you something.
but not any ideas on various other ways to solve the problem except the link to buy something
To me that was an article that was an advertizement for a single product .
You must have read a different article.
I misunderstood your points, although you made it clear enough. A mind is a terrible thing.....sometimes. It's helpful to understand the constraints placed upon authors like Geoffrey, who submit articles focusing on a specific topic and intended for the general public. Venues like CNET want articles that can be a relative quick read for the masses. The author was attempting to cover as many bases as possible within a limited number of words. There are a lot of factors to consider in addressing the topic presented- dealing with screen reflections. Geoffrey and I had never spoken to one another prior to the article. A customer referred me to it. I did send him a thank you e-mail for including the link.
Bias lighting is a relatively simple technique to understand, once the fundamental principles involved are comprehended. I expect very few people have the right components around the house already. Anyone with time on their hands can learn what's required and search their local hardware stores, lighting stores, or the internet for the basic parts. There is no other source that I know of for a comprehensive discussion of the fundamentals and principles of the technique of video bias lighting outside of what I've written. I originated very little of the information, but accumulated what I've presented over many years of research and development. Anyone should be able to study what is on my web site, and/or what I've contributed to the leading home theater forums (this one included), and get what they need to assemble suitable components. There are even a variety of sizes of high quality D65 and 6500K/90+ CRI fluorescent lamps, at internet competitive prices, in my online store, that can be used by DIYs.
I developed my Ideal-Lume products for consumers and professionals who want a proven product that is pre-assembled, adjustable, and reasonably priced. Professionals like: Technicolor, Deluxe, Dolby Labs, etc. use my professional model and also use the consumer models for less critical viewing environments. Many folks don't care to hunt for their own parts and like the idea of using what the pros prefer. There are also a lot of lamps on the market that claim to be 6500K but are not. This is particularly true of LED products from China. It appears that Chinese manufacturers consider any LED that looks bluish white to qualify as "6500K." The many samples I've tested over the years have ranged between 8000K and 16000K!
Best regards and beautiful pictures,
Alan Brown, President
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"Advancing the art and science of electronic imaging"
Re-designing the lighting is not necessary. Simply turn off the lights that interfere. Then you can decide whether to add bias lighting at minimal cost behind the display.What I was hoping to find was some way to prevent reflections without re-designing the lighting and windows in my home. It seems that the makers of screens have all gone nuts with the high gloss screens. I understand the benefits, but at the cost of becoming a mirror? I’ve been wanting to upgrade to a larger screen, from my current 52", but would rather keep the matt finish and smaller screen, vs. watching a larger mirror with a picture on it. I just wish that the ads or product descriptions would state whether it is a glossy or matt screen. I beleive that the list of Non-Glossy screens would be a very short list, though. I'll just keep waiting and hoping that someone will make a quality 60 - 65" with a real solution to reflections.
Many CRTs were flat. Most were worse than flat, being convex. A convex glass screen picked up reflections from a wider angle.I was merely stating that I was disappointed that the link didn't address my needs.
If you’re the only person in the home, turning off the lights might be a solution, or possibility. Having to shout, "Turn off that Da#! Light!" is a reality.
Adding different curtains or block-out shades IS re-designing.
CRT’s weren’t flat.
While not a complete solution to reflections, matt finishes are manageable.
I didn't think that a comment that I'd like to see some more information on an ad, merited such scrutiny. Sorry that I posted here – Don’t worry! It won’t happen again!