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You shouldn't encounter the same experience at home.......
Indirect lighting, of course, would be ideal. What sets are you considering ??? Some models have non-glare screens.
I think the glare and reflections on plasma is less than the RP sets. Most have reflective protective covers over the screen that reflects a lot of light.
New Sony CRT's have a non-glare surface.......
Sony models with an "N" at the end of the model number
are supposedly non-reflective. That's what I've heard.
I don't find plasmas or flat screen LCDs very reflective, either. If you have recessed or track lighting you'll be ahead of the game. Good shopping.
Glare & Reflection
Thanks for your input, I am considering a panasonic,pioneer or Sony. I should have added that in order to conduct a "test" I brought home a Maxvent from Costco. The glare caused by the light from the windows was terrible. Also in the eveing when a table lamp was on about 20 feet away you could see the entire reflection of the lamp. Needless to say that set was returned to Costco
No Reflections Here Except In My Head
I have had no problems at all with reflections. The only problems I have seen are in the frames of the sets that have the shiny black bezels like some of the Pioneer units.
Anti Glare coatings
Zenith 50'' plasma has an anti Glare coating. It is the best I've seen but, no flat surface will be completely free from reflecting bright light from every angle.
It's called optical physics. . .
Flat glass = reflection. Period. Anti-glare coatings help.
I get this same question asked almost every day from my customers. They're concerned that the ENTIRE WINDOW WALL might cause glare or reflections. I have to hold my temper to keep from asking them if they are dense. I explain politely that yes, a thirty foot wall of windows might wash out the picture or cause a little glare.
It's the nature of flat glass TVs. Normal room lighting will not affect a plasma. Three hundred square feet of windows will.
Less glare if you angle down the screen.
Just tilt the screen down so the reflections are off the screen. I have notice that most LCD screen are non-reflective. I have both but LCD in a 40" or larger screen are very exspensive.