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Thread: Please help me find the right kind of hdtv screen cover to reduce screen brightness

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    Default Please help me find the right kind of hdtv screen cover to reduce screen brightness

    It's strangely hard to find something like this on Ebay. I tried various keywords but the only one that worked was privacy filter. I don't need privacy for my screen. I just want something that will be covering my screen as a film and act as sunglasses. My eyes are too sensitive for modern LCD and LED TVs and monitors. I weep even at the lowest brightness level. I guess non-backlit hdtvs are hard to come by? I really would rather fix the problem with some kind of screen film cover instead of using special TVs.

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    How about a sheet of tinted acrylic?

    Example

    There are also tinted films Examples

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    Perhaps so, and if I can find one that won't change the display color, but only give a dimming effect. I can see about finding these in hardware and auto shops.

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    Most modern tvs have a backlight setting, allowing you to dim the entire screen to your liking.

    Also has the added benefit of prolonging the life of the display.

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    I think my problem was when I had the tv in a small bedroom with the light from the window from behind me and the ceiling light too, so that may have caused the eyestrain. I believe I had the backlight turned down to the lowest setting, and the brightness levels too. I have the tv in the living room now with the the blinds covered and no ceiling light too close to flash on the screen. I haven't noticed any issues yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabone View Post
    Most modern tvs have a backlight setting, allowing you to dim the entire screen to your liking.

    Also has the added benefit of prolonging the life of the display.
    Mine is a 2009 model, the Samsung SyncMaster P2370HD. It's a little TV, and yes it does have a backlight control setting. I believe they say the new LED TVs are even brighter... I've never owned another flatscreen TV so I don't know.

    By how much does it lengthen the displays' life?

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