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    Stop Light Reflection on TV

    My TV is opposite a bay window and in the day i have to close at least one curtain to stop majority of the reflection but it annoys me having a darker room.

    So anybody have any clever ideas?

    Cant move the furniture about im afraid, as weve tried, and it doesnt work for us.

    27 Comments

    Close curtains, turn light on?

    Is it a plasma ?

    Original Poster

    starsparkle2311;5476118

    I don't think there is any other answer, other than drawing the curtain … I don't think there is any other answer, other than drawing the curtain or moving your tvTo be honest it's not like we get much sun here for that long, so I guess you'll just have to suffer,lol



    i hate suffering!
    i was going to put up a blind on the wall of the bay window, like a border curtain if you like...but the still dont think it will work.

    Original Poster

    kyalion;5476125

    Close curtains, turn light on?


    Not quite the same as natural light...and hate having the curtains closed as well.

    tonyg1962;5476132

    Is it a plasma ?


    Yeah it is...why?

    awoodhall2003;5476140

    Not quite the same as natural light...and hate having the curtains closed … Not quite the same as natural light...and hate having the curtains closed as well.Yeah it is...why?




    They have a reflective screen whereas LCDs have a Anti-reflective coating,

    Get some window tinting film, lets a fair amount of natural light through but none of the glare.

    Venetian blinds on each window would look good and are pretty easy to fit. Sorted my light problem - I always used to watch the F1 with the curtain drawn :-D

    ]Hillarys make them to measure and often have 50% off sales (and 10% quidco). I've used them before, quick service and good value if you measure and fit yourself

    Original Poster

    tonyg1962;5476157

    They have a reflective screen whereas LCDs have a Anti-reflective coating,


    ah gotcha.

    starsparkle2311;5476167

    nah, I don't think it will work either, maybe get some 'summer' curtains, … nah, I don't think it will work either, maybe get some 'summer' curtains, like my old auntie (bless) used to do, you'll still have to draw them, but it won't be as dark;-)


    nah the thing is i dont want any curtains drawn in the day.

    harlzter;5476217

    Get some window tinting film, lets a fair amount of natural light through … Get some window tinting film, lets a fair amount of natural light through but none of the glare.


    idea...but its the front of the house, and will probably look horrid from the exterior. good idea however.

    tallpete33;5476242

    Venetian blinds on each window would look good and are pretty easy to … Venetian blinds on each window would look good and are pretty easy to fit. Sorted my light problem - I always used to watch the F1 with the curtain drawn :-D]Hillarys make them to measure and often have 50% off sales (and 10% quidco). I've used them before, quick service and good value if you measure and fit yourself


    might be an idea...probably set me back a fair amount though as the bay window is huge!
    But does seem like an idea and a half

    Get some sunglasses

    http://www.splendicity.com/files/643/2008/05/paris-hilton-sunglasses-nc.jpg

    Original Poster

    thesaint;5476281

    Get some sunglasses



    huh? hows that stop reflection on the screen? get a pair for the tv?

    tonyg1962;5476157

    They have a reflective screen whereas LCDs have a Anti-reflective coating,



    Its because plasmas have a glass front, some LCD's also reflect if they have a glass front :thumbsup:

    What i am getting at is why not trade the plasma for a LCD ?

    harlzter;5476217

    Get some window tinting film, lets a fair amount of natural light through … Get some window tinting film, lets a fair amount of natural light through but none of the glare.



    awoodhall2003;5476268

    idea...but its the front of the house, and will probably look horrid from … idea...but its the front of the house, and will probably look horrid from the exterior. good idea however.


    We have it on our fronts and it looks ok (we have silver reflective privacy film) it stops nosy gits looking in and to be hones from outside you cant really tell.

    tonyg1962;5476322

    What i am getting at is why not trade the plasma for a LCD ?



    Ok if you have loads of money i guess

    You see this is why I brought a LCD screen as apposed to a Plasma which is shiny. The reflection on my laptop drives me barmy as it is

    deanos;5476355

    Ok if you have loads of money i guess



    Someone may be interested in a trade ,

    Original Poster

    deanos;5476294

    Its because plasmas have a glass front, some LCD's also reflect if they … Its because plasmas have a glass front, some LCD's also reflect if they have a glass front :thumbsup:


    yeah ive had a glass fronted lcd monitor before.

    tonyg1962;5476322

    What i am getting at is why not trade the plasma for a LCD ?


    because plasma is better for SD and the xD engine in the LG is pretty amazing compared to some. Plus if trading still going to cost delivery really...:thumbsup:

    harlzter;5476344

    We have it on our fronts and it looks ok (we have silver reflective … We have it on our fronts and it looks ok (we have silver reflective privacy film) it stops nosy gits looking in and to be hones from outside you cant really tell.


    may i ask where you got it from please?

    Miss Money Penny;5476505

    You see this is why I brought a LCD screen as apposed to a Plasma which … You see this is why I brought a LCD screen as apposed to a Plasma which is shiny. The reflection on my laptop drives me barmy as it is


    nah see i got a plasma as the SD PQ is much better, and for the money i had i could get a better plasma then LCD. Ive got a gloss screen on my laptop as well and i love it! much nicer then a matte finish i think...although on the tv i dont think it makes a difference really

    awoodhall2003;5476669

    because plasma is better for SD and the xD engine in the LG is pretty … because plasma is better for SD and the xD engine in the LG is pretty amazing compared to some. Plus if trading still going to cost delivery really...:thumbsup:



    Looks like its curtains for you then ,:whistling:

    awoodhall2003;5476669

    may i ask where you got it from please?


    We got ours from ebay, its actually called privacy film, really easy to apply too.

    Ive got a plasma and i agree about PQ, mines a Panasonic and its not too bad for being reflective

    we use Venetian blinds it stopped the reflection on ours

    Original Poster

    harlzter;5476724

    We got ours from ebay, its actually called privacy film, really easy to … We got ours from ebay, its actually called privacy film, really easy to apply too.


    cheers ill have a look.

    deanos;5476776

    Ive got a plasma and i agree about PQ, mines a Panasonic and its not too … Ive got a plasma and i agree about PQ, mines a Panasonic and its not too bad for being reflective


    Id be proud to own a Panny as well...:thumbsup:
    But ive had LCDs as well, and for SD which is 80% of usage its better then LCD.
    Its not majorly reflective, but when it is bright like last week, it can be annoying.

    ttwcd;5476855

    we use Venetian blinds it stopped the reflection on ours


    yeah just the expensive of it, and would be arkward as well due to the large handles on the double glazing alongside the small dado like rail.

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    harlzter;5476344

    We have it on our fronts and it looks ok (we have silver reflective … We have it on our fronts and it looks ok (we have silver reflective privacy film) it stops nosy gits looking in and to be hones from outside you cant really tell.



    Sounds like that stuff tradesmen put in the back windows of their van lol its not that chavy is it?

    lumoruk;5477053

    Sounds like that stuff tradesmen put in the back windows of their van lol … Sounds like that stuff tradesmen put in the back windows of their van lol its not that chavy is it?



    Nah the stuff we have is not as silver its more like a smokey grey reflection, I'll try and get a pic of ours tomorrow. You tend to get people staring as they go past wondering why they cant see a thing through it, as its by the side of my desk and the window slightly open I do end to shout out good morning, lovely day etc and it confuses them even more:whistling:

    Original Poster

    harlzter;5477349

    Nah the stuff we have is not as silver its more like a smokey grey … Nah the stuff we have is not as silver its more like a smokey grey reflection, I'll try and get a pic of ours tomorrow. You tend to get people staring as they go past wondering why they cant see a thing through it, as its by the side of my desk and the window slightly open I do end to shout out good morning, lovely day etc and it confuses them even more:whistling:



    always good for a laugh :thumbsup:
    the room is upstairs anyways, so people cant really look in plus the front garden stops that.

    might be an idea...probably set me back a fair amount though as the bay window is huge!
    But does seem like an idea and a half[/QUOTE]

    Price it up online then, nothing to lose :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    tallpete33;5478171

    might be an idea...probably set me back a fair amount though as the bay … might be an idea...probably set me back a fair amount though as the bay window is huge!But does seem like an idea and a half



    Price it up online then, nothing to lose :thumbsup:[/QUOTE]

    true...except for measuring time, input time, etc
    Might do tomorrow just out of interest though :thumbsup:
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