I am trying to put a lcd tv in a window to display some images but it faces south and the sun hits it (when its out) most of the day. Ihave looked high and low for somewhere here in the UK that sells a anti glare or anti reflection film that I can use on the window but the only things available are priced at like £180 + which is just not happening. The tv is pnly a small 32 inch and the window is the same size so only need something small.
Does anyone have any suggestions regarding this? The tv will be up close against the glass if that makes a difference but there has to be a simple(and cheap) way to make the display visible against the sun?
These guys who sell on Ebay offer "Samples are available on request (size- 25mmx50mm) as an option that might help you see if it works or take advice from them, as to if its possible to really do anything faced with the difficulties,
Actually, this is quite sound advice, though not very practical. If you use any kind of film on the window, it will attenuate the light being emitted from the screen, as well as the daylight, thus defeating the object.
I worked for some years for a company which specialised in putting audio visual displays into shops. Daylight is very, very bright. Sunlight is even brighter. An LCD display does a pretty good job of showing images in a darkened living room, but it just can't compete with daylight. There are some very bright displays around nowadays, which I know nothing about, but I expect they cost an awful lot of money.
You could look at setting up some sort of shading in front of the screen (the cowboy hat/cloth approach), or perhaps you could set the screen back from the window, with some sort of dark tunnel surrounding the gap (a bit like a lenshood), which will keep direct sunlight off the screen.
If you come up with a better answer, patent it - you'll make a fortune!