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Almost-Glossy/Low Haze Coating
« on: March 26, 2019, 07:51:23 pm »
Almost-Glossy/Low Haze Coating

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The EB321HQ Awi uses the same almost-glossy or low haze coating as the 25 & 27" HP 25 CW/er/es/f/XW, HP 32 Spectre monitors, and the Qnix UHD32R I reviewed.

The almost-glossy or low haze coating is equally as free from grain and sparkle, as equally as clear as a glossy coating, and is less reflective. The almost-glossy coating is also free from obvious white haze which semi-glossy coatings suffer from when displaying dark content in brightly lit rooms.  Reflections are not as transparent and clear as glossy coating reflections, but the reflections are slightly less pronounced.  The coating the Acer uses also does not look grainy when viewed off angle like the coating the Qnix UHD32R I tested used.

In brightly lit rooms the coating the Acer uses is less reflective and looks better than the semi-glossy coating almost all non-high end TV's use.  Compare the Acer to the Qnix UHD32R, Samsung 43NU7100 and Samsung 43X750F:

Qnix UHD32R: Almost-Glossy or Low Haze Coating
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Samsung 43NU7100: Semi-Glossy Coating
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Sony 43X750F: Semi-Glossy Coating
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Fully Glossy HP 25VX versus Almost-Glossy HP 27XW
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The HP 27XW uses the same coating as the Acer.
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