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    Glossy LCD + touchscreen = glossy touchscreen?

    Hey all,

    I'm considering adding a touchscreen to the LCD of my Acer Aspire One. The aspire has a "glossy" LCD. Has anyone had any experience adding a touchscreen on top of a glossy LCD?

    I would think that the touchscreen (which are usually more or less matte) would effectively cancel the glossy LCD surface, but I'm not entirely sure. Has anyone done this?

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    I think it would cancel, I don't understand why nobody's replied. Most of the time, when you take an LCD apart, the matte finish is a layer that comes right off, underneath you're left with the glossy glass of the actual LCD panel. I guess it would work the same way?


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    Quote Originally Posted by stevey500 View Post
    I think it would cancel, I don't understand why nobody's replied. Most of the time, when you take an LCD apart, the matte finish is a layer that comes right off, underneath you're left with the glossy glass of the actual LCD panel. I guess it would work the same way?

    Good point. Like most things, I'm sure I'll just have to try it out to see if the results are satisfactory.

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    there could be an issue with glare from the glossy still, even though it's under a matte touch screen... each layer can reflect light, weather it's the top layer or not... this is why bonding is such an improvement, cause it eliminates all the different surfaces that could each cause glare...

    like you said though, try it, I can't say that I ever have except for the one dell screen that I did the led backlight on initially, but that had so much light from behind that I couldn't really see any glare from the front at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6 View Post
    there could be an issue with glare from the glossy still, even though it's under a matte touch screen... each layer can reflect light, weather it's the top layer or not... this is why bonding is such an improvement, cause it eliminates all the different surfaces that could each cause glare...

    like you said though, try it, I can't say that I ever have except for the one dell screen that I did the led backlight on initially, but that had so much light from behind that I couldn't really see any glare from the front at all...
    Yeah - I thought that as long as there are physcially seperate layers, there can still be reflection - but as usual, I'll just try it.

    Good to hear from you again, Turbo.

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    It should work, but the glare would be bad.

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