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08-13-2009 11:20 PM
I usually use my monitor in a dark room but from time to time I have to turn on my light and its so **bleep** reflective. This problem almost made me loose my mind. Then I found out pretty much every HP LCD is this much reflective because they use some kind of glass/window technology. I dont get it! Isn't anyone else a bit bothered by it ? And is there a good way to prevent atleast some of it with my lights on ?
They say glossy finish lcds are reflective but HP ones are to the extreme.
Also was just curious anyone here uses 9300k color temperature.
09-20-2009 04:57 PM
I have the same problem and just learn to cut the light off! Then it's not a bother. Haha.....
You could put the lite in the side or back of the monitor.
You could by a light with a dark lampshade to minimize reflections.
You could buy those moveable post lamps that have a dark small lampshade, what I use to MINIMIZE the light.
01-29-2010 04:57 AM - edited 01-29-2010 04:59 AM
I am afraid, I read your post a little too late. I bought an HP 2009f yesterday. And you are right, its too reflective. I had an HP mx705 CRT monitor earlier on, which had an anti-glare screen, unfortunately it went kaput two days back. Since I usually work on my PC for 10 to 12 hours, I thought LCD [TFT] would be a better option than CRT, but HP 2009f has almost blinded me in just half a day’s work. I have tried all the options in a single day, but to no avail. I do not know what to do. I am also not aware whether HP has a return policy in India. Its customer support is of no help at all, and refuses give information on the product return policy of HP in India. I am willing to buy a new HP mx705 CRT monitor, if HP will take 2009f back.
Do you guys have any suggestions?
01-29-2010 01:09 PM
IF you want to solve the problem by looking at the monitor in a darken roomed. You must have a small lite to the side. Never look at bright monitor in darkened room by itself.
Since it is reflective, have the light to the side.
If itis reflective, you must have some kind of light in front of the monitor, be it a window, or a light source, etc. Double check.
02-01-2010 02:13 AM
By the way, are any of you guys using an anti-glare screen/filter? Would an anti-glare screen/filter be worth buying for HP 2009f? Is it really effective in LCD/TFT monitors?
And a strong suggestion for all those who are besotted by the looks of HP 2009f, and are planning on buying it:
DON’T BUY IT!!!!! Unless of course if you want to lose your eyesight completely!!!!!
02-04-2010 03:51 PM - edited 02-04-2010 03:58 PM
The thing is this monitor has a glossy screen. 80per LCD monitors apart from Hp,apple and some dell models use a matte screen.
So you're better off selling this monitor and get a matte one(you can replace it with hp 2009v which uses a matte screen). You can try the anti glare filter but they're really hard to put on, a single dust particle will create a bubble.
Also many people prefer glossy screens and they are aware of it when buying this monitor(I wasn't unfortunately like you). Majority of the laptop screens are glossy,mobile phones etc and the reason why anyone would prefer glossy is because it creates more vibrant/sharp colors and better blacks.
05-19-2010 10:31 PM
After suffering with tired, swollen eyes since I purchased my HP laptop I finally bought an anti-glare screen. I was so disappointed it doesn't do a bit of good. I keep going back and using my 6 year old slow Dell laptop. At least it doesn't hurt my eyes. Has anyone found a solution for these mirror screens?