Washington, D.C. (June 10, 2013)
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Q. Our best TV is in
our living room because that's where we watch the most
television. But I have to admit that it's hard to watch it
sometimes because of the glare from the windows during the day
and our lights at nights. Do you have any suggestions on how we
can improve this? A different TV, for instance? We have a
Samsung LED. -- Frank, Detroit, Michigan.
Frank, generally speaking, a LED
or LCD TV looks better in a well-lit room than a Plasma set.
(The opposite is true in a darkened room where the Plasma
reigns.) So I don't think your choice in a set is a problem.
However, there are some things you can do to improve your
viewing experience both during the day and at night when you
have your lights on.
For starters, if possible, position the TV so it doesn't face a
window. This will help eliminate any glare coming in from the
sunlight. There's nothing worse than trying to watch a big game
or an absorbing movie with a giant splotch of sun glare on the
Another idea: invest in some blackout curtains that can keep the
daylight at a minimum when you're watching TV.
During the night, again, if possible, place your lamps behind
the TV or off to the side so the glare does not directly reflect
on the screen. The problem of TV glare often occurs because you
are sitting in a chair next to a lamp. If you can position the
set so it's facing a seating area without a lamp, or with the
lamp off, you will notice a marked improvement in the picture.
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