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I don't know if the 3M privacy filter, which is basically a polarizing filter IIRC, is actually going to help at all. Part of the problem is that only transreflective screens generally allow enough daylight in and out to make the screen clearly visible. The problem is that most laptops don't have sufficient backlighting for the screen to be read...which is why they use a transreflective screen. The polarizing filter is going to reduce contrast further, making the situation worse is my guess.

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It looks like you are closer to the facts, my wife tested the 3M screen yesterday and was less than impressed. I will return it for a refund and put the cash towards a better remedy. I checked with a retailer on those transflective displays, (they don't know too much) and was quoted $200.00 for a NEC 17" LCD active matrix TFT display. Is this what I need? Is the "active matrix" and "TXT" the magic words/letters? I sent you a PM on it. I want to plug it in to a HP Pavilon notebook as an external monitor.
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