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Old December 29th, 2003, 06:59 PM   #1
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Glare Filter For Monitor?

Hi, I was reading a health book at Barnes & Noble, and it mentioned getting a glare filter for your monitor to cut down on radiation. I spend a lot of time in front of my montitor, so I am considering getting one. Anyway, would getting a filter hurt the quality of the screen for editing purposes? Websites say the filters "enhances contrast" and have "truer color." I'm a novice at this, but that sounds like a good thing, is it? Does anyone else have a one? What kind should I get?

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Mark
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Old December 29th, 2003, 07:12 PM   #2
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You might want to research this a little further. I know there have been some health concerns over radiation from CRT monitors in the past, but I was under the impression that the newer ones already have to conform to more rigid standards.

Regardless, you are talking apples and oranges... You mention a "glare filter"; that's something completely different. A glare filter is intended to cut down on screen reflections from things li overhead flourescent lights in offices.

If you're truly concerned about CRT radiation then you might consider ditching your old screen completely and getting an LCD panel... that's probably the only way to be sure you aren't getting bombarded by electrons.
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Old December 30th, 2003, 12:17 AM   #3
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Thanks Boyd,

Yes I did say "glare filter," but the ones I was looking at are also anti-radiation. Maybe I'll check the documents from my monitor to see if it says anything about this. I just got it a couple of weeks ago, I'd hate to ditch it now.

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