posted on Oct, 18 2013 @ 02:03 PM
I have a lightly used Sony Trinitron G520 monitor I got off craigslist for 10 bucks a year ago. Its the best picture quality Ive ever personally
experienced in my life (and should be with an original price of 900 dollars). To get similar quality in todays non-CRT monitors it seems I would have
to pay thousands of dollars for a plasma TV and use it as a monitor.
But the monitor anti-glare/neutral density filter is starting to get an oily, speckled appearance right in the middle of the screen. The film is
thinning or something, which I concluded after trying to clean it with some alcohol hoping that it was something ON the film, but the alcohol just
made the problem worse and more oily-esque spots appeared. Obviously using alcohol wasnt a well thought out idea, and it ended up chemically changing
the film and/or dissolving it.
I would like some advice on what to do about this film. I have read that monitor films can relatively easily be stripped with acetone and a sharp
plastic blade (to not scratch the glass), but also that some monitors can become unbearably bright once the film is stripped. I already keep my
monitor at 25% brightness on the "professional" setting which makes it even darker, and I have no documentation and probably will never be able to
find out before hand just how much light is being blocked by the film, and if it turns out once the film is stripped that the monitor is way to bright
even on 0% brightness, the situation will just have become much worse.
I also am having trouble finding a manufacturer of a monitor sized neutral density filter + anti-glare film that I could put over the fresh glass. I
found one company, Photodon, that makes custom films, but none reduce brightness.
So any advice? Id really love if someone out there has experience or even second-hand knowledge about this topic. Id also love if someone knew where I
could get the monitor film that I would need to bring back the pristine image that can be produce.
Note: Please dont say "just buy a new monitor". Im not buying a new monitor (unless you are paying for it
edit on 10/18/2013 by CaticusMaximus because: (no reason given)