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Old 09-05-2016, 03:11 PM   #1
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Stopping TV Screen Glare

My eleven year old RV had three glass tube analog TV's in it when I bought it. I gradually replaced all of the TV's with flat screens, starting with the outside TV first. The glare on glass tube TV's make them almost impossible to watch outside, especially during the day. Although my outside replacement TV was purchased when TV's were still analog, it's matte finish screen made it ideal for outdoor viewing.

All of my flat screens are digital now with the exception of the outside TV. Tired of the quality of the analog picture, I decided to replace it again with a digital. The problem is, all of today's flat screens have glossy screens. The glare is just as bad, if not worse than glass tube TV's.

Bent on finding a resolution, I found that there are many people complaining about the very same thing. I found several companies that offer glare reducing film for TV's and computer screens. I ended up ordering film from a company called GlareStopper, mainly because of their price, they were the least expensive. Some of these films can get quite costly...the larger the screen, the larger the cost.

Applying the film can be a little tricky. Dust particles and air bubbles can make things difficult. It is much easier to have a helper that can squeegee the film as the other person applies it. Even with all of my prep work, I still ended up with a couple of small air bubbles as well as one dust particle. The manufacturer claims these small defects will not be visible once the TV is turned on, so I decided to take a "wait and see" attitude. The manufacturer was kind enough to send me two sets of film at no additional cost, so I have an extra if things don't work out. This was an unexpected benefit.

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You can see the dust and air bubbles in my film with the TV off, but just as the manufacturer stated, they disappear when the TV is turned on. I am told the edges of the film will eventually smooth out as well.

This was a worthwhile project. The difference in TV screen glare is amazing. The film for my 24" TV ran me $37. Not cheap, but as I said, GlareStopper was less expensive than the other vendors I found.

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I added an articulating tv mount that can be adjusted in anyone if many positions that allows you to rotate the tv avoiding glare and or direct sun.


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I added an articulating tv mount that can be adjusted in anyone if many positions that allows you to rotate the tv avoiding glare and or direct sun.

My TV is on a full articulating arm as well, I mounted it to the slideout tray. As you can see in the first photo, direct sun is not the problem, but rather the reflection of anything the sun is shining on.
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