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01-11-2009 01:11 PM
I have an older zv5000 laptop that looks sharper than my new pavillion dv5 and the glossy screen reflects everything - good for watching your back, but not for reading your screen! Anyone have a suggestion or two. Can you recover or uncover the screen? Is there some sort of angle adjustment on the screen?
Or is it just mute? ....
Thanks for any help,
01-14-2009 01:18 PM
The glossy screen can be troublesome at times, really not much can be done about it. If your experiencing too much glare try just tilting the screen a little and it should help a little, my other suggestion is to run at maximum brightness on the screen, while this can make the battery drain much quicker it does help with reading the screen. I had alot of trouble adjusting to the glossy screen on my old Dv9000, but after awhile you will stop noticing it, just takes some getting used to.
01-15-2009 03:58 PM
thanks Jedan - that's what I thought would be the case...
And yet still, my older laptop looks so much sharper and vibrant.... HP should take note, maybe I can post a side by side picture?
01-16-2009 08:49 PM
02-08-2009 03:34 PM
02-08-2009 04:36 PM
Fredo that is a very good tip, although it does raise 2 concerns from me. One being that in order to use your laptop now you have to be looking strait at your screen or else that privacy thing will keep you from seeing anything, Two being that if you find that its not something you want is it easy to remove from the screen? or will it leave a ton of gunk behind on the surface? I personally have never used one of those filters but have concidered buying them once or twice. Deffinatly think its a good idea though, could solve any glare issuses.
02-08-2009 06:26 PM
09-22-2009 06:23 AM
I had to return my HDX-16. The screen was just too reflective. With many windows in the house and in the office, it was just too distracting.
I'm not sure why HP doesn't offer a non-reflective screen. For example, when you frame a picture for a wall, it makes all difference to get the non-reflective glass.
I really don't want to buy an expensive laptop and have to rig some non-glare or security screen accessory to solve a problem which should have been addressed in the orginal design.