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Is using a google tv as a monitor bad for your eyes?

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September 23, 2013 7:43:15 AM

Hello I have a Google TV I think its 23 inches but might be 27 idk, anyways I have been using this as a monitor is it going to affect my eyes

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a b C Monitor
September 23, 2013 7:56:24 AM

the answer is most definitly yes.

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The image of light sources reflected in the screen can cause the human visual system to focus on that image which is usually at a much farther distance than the information shown on the screen. This competition between two images that can be focused may cause headache and other severe disturbances


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Got a hold of an ipad last night. I started using it and after a short time I had a killer headache. It came on much faster then when I use a MBP with a glossy screen. I should have known that was going to happen. I had to switch to an anti-glare MBP which made all the difference in the world.

My question is about the anti-glare (matte) screen protectors. Are they all basically the same? That is all of them that specify that they're anti-glare.

I'm also wondering if they're going to make enough of a difference for people like me that have a real problem with glossy screens. For me it's not just preference. Glossy, no matter what the brightness, room lighting or screen angle gives me killer headaches every time. I have found ways to increase the time before the headaches set in but they come every time.

My 17" anti-glare MBP is perfect. Just hoping to find a way to be able to use the ipad.



I have found numerous scientific official articles in the past, but none of the links i can find at the moment and it seems all of them are dead.

Conclusion is that anything glossy harms allot more then a regualer matt screen.

As you can read from my qutes you can buy an anti gloss layer for your google tv and it should improve quality as well, the reflectiveness wont disturb your images.

In the end its not just Google TV at all, best thing to watch for is non glossy screens!

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jakewallissimons/1001...

I have had to take drastic measures like in the article above^.

Another thing to notice is that glossy screens + a good distance to TV works well too, but hey i hope ive answered your question or atleast have pointed you out in the right direction.

The amount of PC time i spend behind a screen.....pfff, non of my workers sit behind glossy screens and never will be.

2 Design workstations are only equiped with glossy screens, in SHORT! if you have a choice and dont feel well behind a glossy screen switch over to matt. Ive noticed my durability has increased by tenfold when switched.
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September 23, 2013 8:08:38 AM

Thanks, do you think it will cause severe damage, I stand sit around two feet and the glossy doesn't really affect me?
quotemsg=11586749,0,1324707]the answer is most definitly yes.

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The image of light sources reflected in the screen can cause the human visual system to focus on that image which is usually at a much farther distance than the information shown on the screen. This competition between two images that can be focused may cause headache and other severe disturbances


Users online:
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Got a hold of an ipad last night. I started using it and after a short time I had a killer headache. It came on much faster then when I use a MBP with a glossy screen. I should have known that was going to happen. I had to switch to an anti-glare MBP which made all the difference in the world.

My question is about the anti-glare (matte) screen protectors. Are they all basically the same? That is all of them that specify that they're anti-glare.

I'm also wondering if they're going to make enough of a difference for people like me that have a real problem with glossy screens. For me it's not just preference. Glossy, no matter what the brightness, room lighting or screen angle gives me killer headaches every time. I have found ways to increase the time before the headaches set in but they come every time.

My 17" anti-glare MBP is perfect. Just hoping to find a way to be able to use the ipad.



I have found numerous scientific official articles in the past, but none of the links i can find at the moment and it seems all of them are dead.

Conclusion is that anything glossy harms allot more then a regualer matt screen.

As you can read from my qutes you can buy an anti gloss layer for your google tv and it should improve quality as well, the reflectiveness wont disturb your images.

In the end its not just Google TV at all, best thing to watch for is non glossy screens!

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jakewallissimons/1001...

I have had to take drastic measures like in the article above^.

Another thing to notice is that glossy screens + a good distance to TV works well too, but hey i hope ive answered your question or atleast have pointed you out in the right direction.

The amount of PC time i spend behind a screen.....pfff, non of my workers sit behind glossy screens and never will be.

2 Design workstations are only equiped with glossy screens, in SHORT! if you have a choice and dont feel well behind a glossy screen switch over to matt. Ive noticed my durability has increased by tenfold when switched.[/quotemsg]

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a b C Monitor
September 23, 2013 8:16:28 AM

Sure thats fine, i just merely gave you the information that is most important when considering buying or using a monitor/tv longterm wise.

If your fine with it do what you please, just listen to your body, try for yourself sitting behind a matt screen for a full day and a glossy one.

Lowering brightness on a screen can also help allot in work or when tired, esspecially in the evening, some monitors auto adjust brightness just for this purpose.

Anyways i hope i have helped you, be sure to pick a solution if you have no more questions.


Happily to inform you about this issue!.
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September 23, 2013 8:44:08 AM

any display of any type be it reading text on paper, a lcd monitor or television, an oled display in a cell phone, a home projector or plasma television will causes issues of some kind. perhaps the broadest of issues is having trouble focusing on far away objects due to your constant close focal point while working up close. human eyes are meant to constantly change focal depth but using a display of some manner keeps this static which hampers the bodies ability to focus.

not to mention any eye damage on top of that from spending too mcuh time in front of televisions or computer screens.

in general... everything should be taken in moderation.

if you use a computer that is fine however you should get up once in awhile and take a break. or at a minimum look away from the computer screen at a farther away object or two and give your eyes some change in focus.

generally speaking glossy screens are worse than matte because of the glare they produce. in ambient light environments they work fine however any directed light sources reflect rather harshly.
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