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Semi-Glossy Coating

HP 24 Envy Coating Comparison
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Left: HP 24 Envy (Semi-Glossy)
Center:HP 25er/es (Low Haze / Almost Glossy)
Right:Viewsonic VP2780-4k (Matte)

The HP 24 Envy uses a semi-glossy coating very similar to the coating most TV's use.  The coating is equally as clear as the Almost-Glossy or Low Haze coating the HP 25-27 CW/er/es/XW monitors use, but looks washed out under bright lighting, and is more reflective.

The 24 Envy's semi-glossy coating looks a bit washed out under bright lighting, especially when display dark content since it turns light into a white haze.  Some colors along with black wide screen movies letter box bars look obviously washed out under bright lighting compared to the Almost-Glossy or Low Haze coating and fully glossy coatings.  The coating the 24 Envy uses is significantly worse than other glossy coatings under bright lighting, but looks great when used with bias lighting, or lights placed behind the display.  I strongly advise against using the 24 Envy without bias lighting, otherwise it will look washed out which defeats the purpose of owning a glossy monitor since one of the main perks of glossy coatings is the enhanced vibrancy compared to matte coatings.

Ceiling (direct) Light versus Bias Light

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Matte vs Low Haze vs Semi-Glossy with and without Bias Lighting

Top Left: Acer XB321HK (4K Matte AUO AHVA Panel)
Top Right: HP 25es (almost-glossy 1080p LG AH-IPS)
Bottom Left: HP 24 Envy with ceiling light (semi-glossy 1080p LG AH-IPS)
Bottom Rightt: HP 24 Envy bias light (semi-glossy 1080p LG AH-IPS)

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Matte vs Low Haze vs Semi-Glossy with and without Bias Lighting

Top Left: BenQ Zowie RL2460 (Matte 1080p AUO TN Panel)
Top Right: HP 25es (almost-glossy 1080p LG AH-IPS)
Bottom Left: HP 24 Envy with ceiling light (semi-glossy 1080p LG AH-IPS)
Bottom Rightt: HP 24 Envy bias light (semi-glossy 1080p LG AH-IPS)

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Glossy vs Low Haze vs Semi-Glossy with and without Bias Lighting

Top Left: SubGear (Glossy 1440p LG AH-IPS Panel)
Top Right: HP 25es (almost-glossy 1080p LG AH-IPS)
Bottom Left: HP 24 Envy with ceiling light (semi-glossy 1080p LG AH-IPS)
Bottom Rightt: HP 24 Envy bias light (semi-glossy 1080p LG AH-IPS)

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« Last Edit: April 09, 2020, 08:04:37 pm by NCX »