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61 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works perfectly - don't be fooled by bad reviews..., August 5, 2008
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This review is from: 3M Privacy Filter for Desktop LCD Monitor 19.0" (PF19.0) (Personal Computers)
This filter is excellent! It works perfectly. You can see the screen clearly while you are facing the monitor but it fades quickly to black as the angle from the screen increases. The screen is completely black from a 45 degree angle is and is fuzzy / grey from about 20 degrees. Our secretary uses it to keep all of the human resource and accounting information secure. The filter provides time for her to minimize work or lock the computer before someone can stand over her shoulder to see privilaged information.

If you are expecting to be able to keep people from seeing what is on your screen while they walk behind you, forget it. But, if you need to keep people from running up to the side of your computer or merely peering over a shoulder from an angle, this filter will work great for you. Other people have stated this filter doesn't work, or that it was not what they expected, but it will do everything 3m says it will do.

I agree with others stating that the clear tabs that hold the filter to the screen are a little cheap and seem a bit rediculous, but they do work. After a couple of days, you won't even notice them anymore.

Overall, this filter is great. It's well worth the money if you need to protect important information.
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Initial post: Dec 10, 2012 8:52:42 AM PST
Arun says:
Does this screen stick to the monitor(like in smartphones)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2012 8:56:51 AM PST
Lancelot says:
No, it has 4 small clear tabs that stick to the sides and bottom of the monitor to hold it in place. It lays flat against the screen and can be removed / replaced easily any time. This is still being used on the LCD at the receptionist area and it looks like new. We do clean it with water a soft cloth every now and then just to clear the dust or finger prints from people accidentally touching it.

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 5:18:01 PM PDT
I am primarily looking for an anti-glare device for my computer monitor. Does this product significantly reduce glare? (Such as light from open windows or lamps reflected on the surface of the screen.)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2013 9:32:30 AM PDT
Lancelot says:
Sorry for the late reply, I just got back to the office to see the monitor it is on. If there is a window behind the person, it's hard to say if it will work well or not - there is a glossy finish on the side that is facing out. We have a few lights behind it and you cannot see them on the filter with the monitor turned on. I cannot see any glares off of the screen. Our receptionist wears glasses and she does not see any glares or have any issues with the filter; she recommended that we buy more of them for different monitors. Do keep in mind that this particular filter was for a 4:3 aspect ratio screen at the time. Most screens are different in size these days (much wider).

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2013 4:14:19 PM PDT
Thank you for your reply. So, are you saying that it definitely does make a difference in reducing glare compared to without the filter (even though it may not completely eliminate it)?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2013 4:20:37 PM PDT
Lancelot says:
The screen for that computer is an LCD with the soft screen cover. It doesn't have a glare to start with. The filter is glossy so it might have a glare, but we can't see anything reflecting from it in our setup. Hope this helps your decision.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2013 4:24:46 PM PDT
Okay, thanks so much for responding.

Posted on May 18, 2014 8:42:29 AM PDT
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