Anti glare/reflection solution for small lcd window display?

Anti glare/reflection solution for small lcd window display?

8 posts
8 Aug 2014
wonderer
Photographer
wonderer
Hi all. 

 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? 

Any help would be most apreciated.

Rich
Posted 8 Aug 2014
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Polarised glasses, cowboy hat or a blanket over your head
Posted 8 Aug 2014
wonderer
Photographer
wonderer
RedChecker

Polarised glasses, cowboy hat or a blanket over your head


Any genuine advice out there?
Posted 8 Aug 2014
dominicdgt
Photographer
dominicdgt
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,

http://www.displaywindows.com/

Dominic

Posted 8 Aug 2014
paulford
Photographer
paulford
Probably a crap idea but car window tinting film, Its reasonably cheap. not looked but should be available on E-bay.

Posted 12 Aug 2014
MarkLondon
Photographer
MarkLondon
Is installing an awning an option

Something permanent like this...


http://awningsmetal.homestead.com/Pictures_of_Jobs_045_op_656x492.jpg


Or a retractable one like this...

http://www.singaporeawning.com/images/Retractable%20Awning.jpg

Posted 19 Aug 2014
DavidN
Photographer
DavidN
wonderer

Any genuine advice out there?

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!
Posted 19 Aug 2014
Plymjack
Photographer
Plymjack
have you tried tilting the screen down - I have installed screens in Estate agents windows and we always fit the above heat hight and then tilt the down 5/10 degrees...

Posted 20 Aug 2014
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