Matte or Glossy Screen?

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Matte or Glossy Screen?

Post by Balranged » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:21 am

I've been searching the comparison between Matte and Glossy screen and now I kind of understand the differences. However, I still can't decide which one to go with.lol It is for gaming purpose so the anti-glare and vibrant colors are so hard to choose from. If you are gamer like me, do you prefer the Matte or Glossy? :prayer:

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Re: Matte or Glossy Screen?

Post by Major_A » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:05 am

I like the colors in glossy screens better but every other option I like better on a matte screen. If there's the slightest bit of glare the glossy screen is going to pick it up. It seems like the viewing angles on a matte screen are better too. Best bet is go to a store where they have displays on the shelf and see for yourself.

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Re: Matte or Glossy Screen?

Post by FZ1 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:15 am

Balranged wrote:I've been searching the comparison between Matte and Glossy screen and now I kind of understand the differences. However, I still can't decide which one to go with.lol It is for gaming purpose so the anti-glare and vibrant colors are so hard to choose from. If you are gamer like me, do you prefer the Matte or Glossy? :prayer:
For games I'd go matte. For graphic arts, the glossy is much better IMO. Glossy screens look crisper to me as well for text etc.
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Re: Matte or Glossy Screen?

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:46 am

Is this for a computer display or a TV?

Is it going in a room with windows or is it going in an inside room with no outside light/glare?
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Re: Matte or Glossy Screen?

Post by Sttm » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:58 pm

I have a HP 27inch Glossy and recently bought a Samsung 27 inch matte since its also a TV, and the quality difference in color and also the way blacks appear is far far superior with the glossy HP monitor. For the most part the HP is so bright that I only run into glare problems in the afternoon or if I have the blinds wide open. Though I did have to change the lighting in my room to suit the monitor. I also have adjusted to it a lot and it no longer bothers me nearly as much as it used to when there is some glare. I do a lot of gaming, and I like the glossy more because I like the way the colors pop and everything is vibrant but also looks correct. I have used my nVidia control panel to add some more saturation on my matte monitor but its not the same, its not something I can correct like the bad out of the box color balance.

Just looking at these two monitors side by side now at night, the glossy wins. I'ts not even close. In the day with the blinds drawn only for about 15 min would I consider the matte display better. But then it also depends on the actual monitor, get a glossy with weak backlighting and you are going to have glare problems all the time. Color quality and black level also depend on the monitor as well, it could just be my Samsung is mediocre and my HP is great.

Do you have a Frys or Microcenter or Best Buy you could see the monitors in person at? I went into a Frys to compare and I ended up choosing this HP over a Viewsonic because it was glossy and the way it makes the colors pop. Of course I didnt actually buy it at Frys as those jerks wouldn't honor their own online price.
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