Originally Posted by BDBLACK
Yeah, well I had a bezel cut but unfortunately it does not fit so I'll have to have another go at it. Was too busy the last few months to work on this stuff but I think I'll have another go at it. Basically, my plan it to cut a bezel out of clear plastic with a cnc machine, paint the back of the plastic black, then apply matte film to the display itself. Basically, the display glass would be exposed just like the old school white iMacs. I figure to fully convert an iMac to matte it would cost about $50 bux for the bezel plus the cost of whatever matte film you use.
Hey keep us posted on how this goes, a lot of people will be very interested in this.
Originally Posted by sequitur
I don't know if this will work for everyone, but I have found a semi-solution to the glare problem without resorting to an after market one.
I tried all the desktop colors and found a solid one that cuts the glare somewhat. If I have Word or another Office app open, I don't get as much glare from the background. It may not work when using other apps, but it could
help. It's worth a try.
Hey can you post the colour set up?
The crux though of the matter here is that apple is limiting us by taking such a stubborn position with the glassy designs and forcing us into all sorts of diy just to get some basic usability. I have a couple of 24" white imacs, latest intel they offered, and I am very happy with them, but eventually I will have to upgrade, I want to run cad on parallels, memory is limited and the like.
Like I said I d like to get quite a few family members and friends out of pc hell. But how can I get say my X years old mom with her wonderful eizo screen at the moment a glares galore aluminum imac? I would be doing her a disservice seeing as I have used computers so long and know how more superior an anti glare (or matte) option is for everything but watching a few movies or doing photography work (and that is also debatable)...
I think apple is impossibly stubborn in this issue. They could be selling a few hundred thousand more macs easily if they conceded to some form of solution here, yet they don't even seem to be listening, they are so disparaging in this respect. Sure glass looks lovely, sure it's the new design cue, but it simple won't work for such a large % of people. I sincerely wish they figure out the kinks, and that they are very actively working in coming out with a superior glass option that will minimize glare, be it museum glass or whatever they can come up with. But they SHOULD be ACTIVELY involved in r&d to come up with something, this is not a matter of firewire or no firewire, blu ray or no blu ray, this is a major usability issue for so many people, and since they opted for the glass design they should eventually make it a workable option too....
...like I said, I surely hope they are actively working at fixing this, but until they do, I am very pissed off at them because they have tied our hands here so much, all of us who like and enjoy the mac platform and ecosystem...