Originally Posted by ascii
Thats not possible!
Yours eyes are what defines reality for you and then "distortion" means any departure from that. I was merely pointing out that a lot of computer graphics can look too shiny to be realistic
and maybe a little bit of filtering isn't such a bad thing, to make it closer to physical objects.
Often the way you can recognize CGI in movies is that it's too shiny, and sometimes computer games use "trilinear filtering" and such to try and improve the realism.
There is an adage that states, "The more choices one has, the longer it takes to make a decision." In business, the more choices I give you, the more it costs to make, inventory or distribute.
And another equally important adage is, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." In business, "ugly doesn't sell."
So in light of what you said above, Apple has a choice to place a sheet of clear glass, a non-reflective glass or both on its new LED backlit LCDs to protect the screens, which is the primary purpose of the glass panel in the first place.
Now as we have witnessed in these forums, there will never be one perfectly acceptable format for everybody.
However, there is only one iteration that could work for or could satisfy everybody. The decision can be as fast as you can get out your credit card, and it will be the least expensive from both the manufacturer's and consumer's perspective once you have decided that a new LED Cinema Display would be perfect for you.
That is the one that Apple is currently selling. Clear, glossy glass and all. Its big, bright, green, and placed in the right light, glare free. And if you can't adjust it's position, turn down the overhead reflecting lights or find it too realistic and shiny, just buy a suitable matte film overlay. It is not permanent. As such, you can have a second choice at any time you want. However, I would suggest that the choosing which matte film will best suit your needs, will equally drive you mad.
Remember, if Apple did give you a 'matte' choice, you couldn't make it 'clear'.
By then however, you may come to the same conclusion as was reported by James' in his article, "LED-backlit display: Is it better for digital photography?" on O'Reilly's Digital Media site. http://blogs.oreilly.com/aperture/20...s-it-bett.html
As I said before, the iPhone or iPod Touch is one of the best examples what 'clear glossy' screens will affect. Off, it is a mirror. On, clear, brilliant images with no glare. Same for Jobo's Mirror L. http://www.jobo.com/web/Mirage-L-PDJ155.435.0.html