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LED display shines through

  • Hi,

    I have a LG PHILIPS LP156WH2 (TL)(QB) LED Display behind this 2-way mirror from briga (btw realy good pricing and fast delivery!).
    Problem is, that the display shines through, even the Black areas are clearly visible even on low brightness and contrast. which in my opinion compleatly breaks the immersion. There is no more magic , it is just a screen behind a mirror.

    Does anyone have an idea how to avoid this and get only light areas to be seen?

  • Module Developer


    Make sure the mirror is right up against the monitor screen, otherwise, you may be getting a reflection from the monitor on the back of the mirror causing shadows.

  • Thank you for your reply.

    The mirror is laying directly on the display (I am in a pre-assembly state). I think the led monitor can not display true black due to it’s backlight.

    I am thinking about something like a black foil between monitor and mirror, which makes the whole screen darker and then set the contrast to maximum?
    Maybe someone had similar problems and got a solution. Or a suggestion for a better 15’’ display?

  • Ensure the mirror is straight facing the screen, else, you might get a reflection from the screen on the back of the mirror causing shadows. Check more.