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ROG PG348Q Anti Glare coating question.

Zeroed85
Level 8
Is anybody familiar with what sort anti glare coating is used on the PG348Q? It appears to me to look like a giant screen protector, I can see in the top corners where it looks like a 1-2 mm film. I am wondering if this is also like a form of protection to the actual LCD panel itself and if so how protective?
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Volt
Level 8
I have the PG348Q. I love it. I don't know what type of anti glare coating is used on it. Whatever it is, I don't seem to notice it. And it doesn't bother me. The only time I seem to notice it, is when I'm cleaning my screen when the monitor is off.

As far as protection? Good question. It is not a hard glass pane. It is some type of clear plastic. When I clean the display, I'm careful to use a microfiber cloth and water. When I moved the monitor onto my current computer desk, I was careful to not accidentally scratch the front of the screen against anything.

Zeroed85
Level 8
Me too! Awesome piece of screen hardware.

It appears to me like a 1-2mm of a plastic type sheet applied like a screen protector... Whatever it is, it is very effective and has no negative affect on the actual lcd panel like graininess on some older anti-glare coatings. In terms of cleaning I guess we are actually cleaning the anti-glare coating and even though it is a form of protection to the lcd panel I think cleaning must still be very careful as a scratch I imagine would most definitely show on the screen and ruin it. I also use a microfiber for removing the micro dust that clings to the screen and a little bit of distilled water for marks but I am having trouble with the distilled water still leaving smears and finding the smears a bit tricky to buff away with more fiddling than I'd like...

Volt
Level 8
Me too. Using the microfiber + water = kind of a pain to get every little smear or smudge off the screen. It easily gets the big things off. But there is always one little streak missed. I have to move my head, and use the glare to find it all. Otherwise, I may notice it during a bright spot in the graphics during a game. I think because the screen is curved slightly, it's harder to see everything uniformly. Harder than spotting things on a flat screen. Or maybe it's from using the microfiber, that isn't abrasive. Which takes more wipes to clean?

Zeroed85
Level 8
Are you using distilled water? Normal tap water minerals can leave smears and distilled water is not supposed to but the distilled water I brought is still leaving smears so maybe it's not very good distilled water, I don't know. The smears lead to over working of trying to buff it out which is not ideal but should be relatively safe with a microfiber cloth. Yes only until a different sunlight reflects on the screen do you see the smears that you missed! Definitely stick with the microfiber cloth it's the safest there is. Ideally we shouldn't be getting smears and I don't think the type of cloth would matter, but I did buy a whoosh screen cleaning kit that has a very fine microfiber cloth and I found it easier to buff the smears with that vs a standard fluffy microfiber cloth. Just keep working on it until you find the best technique.

Volt
Level 8
Good idea. The smears are mostly, just hard to see all of it, unless I keep looking around and moving my head. It's just time consuming. From what I read, distilled water is the way to go.

If you have a more hearty build-up of spots or gunk, resist the urge to press hard and wet the cloth with a 50-50 mix of water and white vinegar. You can use a special monitor cleaner if you desire, but the vinegar/water mix should work just fine. If you can, use distilled water instead of tap water, since tap water is likely to leave white spots on your screen from salt or other deposits.


https://lifehacker.com/5875667/how-to-properly-clean-all-your-gadgets-without-ruining-them

Though I have never actually seen white spots on it. Also I don't clean my monitor all that often. Only if I notice something on it; like dust, or after I accidentally sneezed or coughed on it.