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NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors

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  • Compatible with NEC 21-26" Monitors including LCD2190UXI, LCD2490WUXi, LCD2690WUXi and PA241W

The LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors from NEC is designed to fit NEC monitors between 21 and 26". It affixes to the display's bezel is used to reduce glare and provides a more accurate representation of color. It's a perfect solution for professionals who rely on color accuracy for their work and other users for whom monitor glare is a problem.

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NECLCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors
 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Reduces glare (7)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Easy to setup (4)
  • Reduces eye strain (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • High glare settings (5)
    • Office (5)
    • Professional (5)
    • Home (3)
    • Home or business (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (13), Graphics enthusiast (3), Power user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (12), Business (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The less ambient light, the better.

    As a professional photographer, color management is a key factor when printing your work. The hood helps cut out any ambient light from the sides or above the monitor. It was a bit...Read complete review

    As a professional photographer, color management is a key factor when printing your work. The hood helps cut out any ambient light from the sides or above the monitor. It was a bit tricky when first starting to assemble it, but it does what it's supposed to and I'm happy. Made for the NEC monitors.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I Did It!

    It was difficult, but I finally did it - I assembled the hood. The so called instructions are not satisfactory. Luckily I have an engineering degree. The hood is not robust. Although...Read complete review

    It was difficult, but I finally did it - I assembled the hood. The so called instructions are not satisfactory. Luckily I have an engineering degree. The hood is not robust. Although it supports my web cam, it seems to be flimsy. I use it with a high quality monitor for processing digital photos. The hood does keep stray light away from the monitor.

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    5.0

    Must have to avoid glare

    By DenB

    from Portland OR

    Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

    Perfect fit for Nec monitors. Now I can edit pictures with light on above the monitor.

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    3.0

    Helps much more than expected.

    By EMP

    from BK,NYC

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult Setup

      Best Uses

      • Office
      • Professional

      Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

      It does a great job knocking off any glare from external sources, and it helps you get far more consistent color. The "moon roof" to slip a calibrater in is great. I got it mostly for photo editing and retouching. Its made well but the assembly can be a pain (why 3 stars). Its hard to imagine they couldn't design it simpler. All the pieces come apart and only hold together when fully attached to the unit. Looks more pro than Cinefoil.

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      5.0

      Keeps stray light off the display.

      By bullmoon

      from ATL

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Setup

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Office
        • Professional

        Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

        Does what it is supposed to do. Easy to assemble, fits on securly, has trap door for calibration.We bought another for a second monitor.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Nice Hood

        By MeadiYak

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Calibration Trap Door
        • Clean Look
        • Fast Setup
        • Functions Well
        • No Light Leakage

        Cons

        • Cost

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Office
        • Professional

        Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

        This is a great addition to my NEC MultiSync P221W monitor. Although not specifically made for my 22" monitor, it does work. This hood does not have the adjustment slots for an NEC 22" monitor, only slots for a 21, 24, and 26" monitor. The hood installs solidly between the adjustment slots, and the attachment brackets allign except for those on the bottom of the side panels which barely fit (bracket has to be placed at an angle as the side panels extend 1" below the bottom edge of the monitor). Although not specifically made for my 22" monitor it attaches solidly, looks great, and functions as expected.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I would recommend this product

        By EL

        from New York

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Setup

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Office
          • Professional

          Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

          Great product to shield your monitor from ambient light interference. Easy to mount and fits 3 screen sizes. I recommend.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          works as it should

          By Jeremy the retoucher

          from New York, NY

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Setup
          • Sturdy construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Movies
            • Office
            • Professional

            Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

            Gives me great color control for photo retouching.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Good but not Great

            By RichD

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fits Monitor Very Snugly
            • Reduces Glare
            • Trap Door For Calibration

            Cons

            • Top Edges Too Shiny

            Best Uses

            • High Glare Settings

            Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

            Straight forward assembly per NEC instructions in well less than an hour. Fits my 26" monitor well and I like having a trap door for introducing my calibration probe. The black flock coating on the inside flat surfaces does an excellent job of cutting reflections, unfortunately the narrow raised beaded edges on the top pieces are not coated and cause a shiny distraction for me. I will have to fix this somehow. It only extends out 7" from the monitor -- at least 8.5" is needed to more fully block my overhead lights.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Excellent!

            By Amudgarden

            from Phoenix, MD

            About Me Quality Oriented

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Reduces Eye Strain
            • Reduces Glare

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

                15 minutes to assemble, easy to place on the monitor, and works to perfection. Snaps onto the monitor in three locations. Doesn't move or look flimsy. Actually looks as if it came with the original monitor. I use it to block out ambient and stray light while editing photographs, and this hood perfectly does its job.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                4.0

                Great addition to my 24

                By SterlingT

                from SouthCentral PA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reduces Glare

                Cons

                • Panels Should Be Thicker

                Best Uses

                • High Glare Settings

                Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

                I hesitated getting this along with my monitor purchase.
                Assembly and mounting of the hood took about 30 minutes. The anti-glare material on the inner surfaces works really well. I've learned not to pivot the screen by using the hood as a grasping point otherwise the lower mounting clips will detach.....no big deal though. I now place hands on opposite corners of the monitor itself to pivot to a portrait position and then back again.
                The calibrator trap door on top is a nice convenience for frequent recalibration cycles.
                Since having the hood for a while I find it to be very useful when someone needs to use the overhead lights in my work space.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Great addition to the wonderful monitor

                By Dantes Revenge

                from Durham, NC

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reduces Glare

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • High Glare Settings

                  Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

                  This hood, in conjunction with the NEC monitors I have in a digital printing lab, have greatly increased the students ability to print WYSIWYG. The monitors are great by themselves but this hood helps that much more.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Does The Job

                  By Charlie

                  from Northbrook, IL

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blocks Extraneous Light
                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photo Editing

                    Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

                    Everything fits. Clicks into place. No light leaks. I prefer this plastic hood to a heavy metal one on another manufacturer's display.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Great monitor, easy on the eyes

                    By Bernard film-photo-video

                    from Portland, Oregon

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Reduces Eye Strain
                    • Reduces Glare

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

                        Hood works very well for both concentration and glare. I've been editing on old film flatbed editors for years, which always had the hood designed into the viewer. Glad to have something similar for the PA241W display.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Completely Satisfied With This!

                        By Todd

                        from Minnesota

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Ensures Privacy
                        • Reduces Eye Strain
                        • Reduces Glare

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Color critical work
                          • High Glare Settings

                          Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

                          Easy, quick setup. I like the non-reflective felt material on the inside. I use this with a NEC PA241W. Does exactly what is should. Great for color critical work.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Great product!Easy to setup!

                          By Thunder

                          from Bucharest,Romania

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Ensures Privacy
                          • Reduces Glare

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • High Glare Settings
                            • Privacy

                            Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

                            Easy to setup,great value for the price,original product. Every owner of NEC monitors who is serious about color accuracy should purchase one of these hoods along the usual accessories such as NEC colorimeters,SV etc. The cost is low taking into account that an equivalent Eizo , which includes the hood in the pacakage, costs about 1000$ more.

                            Highly recommended!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            Does the trick!

                            By Katja

                            from San Jose, CA

                            About Me Business User, Graphics Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

                                  I am a photographer and I purchased this product to go with my new NEC monitor after looking around on the web for alternatives and not really finding anything in the same price range. The hood comes in a flat package and needs to be assembled. Doing this was a breeze; I am not sure why some people thought it needed an engineering degree... Because it is put together from several parts, the design may not be the most sturdy one though and the top just droops a tiny bit but in my setup that is not an issue. There is a trap door for calibration devices which means once you attached the hood to the monitor, there is no need to fiddle with it anymore. Overall a good product that does what a hood should do, take out ambient light and reflections.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  5.0

                                  Works as Expected

                                  By Brian

                                  from Seattle

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy Assembly
                                  • Good Fit

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

                                      Monitor hoods are not very complicated, so the best thing I can say about this hood is that it works as expected. Generally hoods like this are used to minimize reflected ambient light on a monitor screen, because this can throw off the colors you are seeing on the screen, and adversely impact image editing in Photoshop and other editing programs where you are aiming for accurate colors. I purchased this for my NEC PA241W and it fits nicely with no need for any adaptors. It does have to be assembled, but unlike other commenters, I found the instructions clear and the assembly easy (far easier than the hood that goes to my other non-NEC monitor). It took no more than 15 minutes and required no tools. The fasteners are custom made large plastic clips which holds the hood together and to the monitor securely. Everything else slid or clipped together. Really, it was a piece of cake, and I am not all that handy. It was also packaged well. As for features, it has a small access door on top for a calibration puck, and a felt-like surface material on the inside of the hood which I assume is there for reflection deadening. It also does not increase the overall width of the monitor so that I can rotate to portfolio aspect without any change in height adjustment of the monitor to accomodate the swing from horizontal to vertical. Really I have nothing bad to say about it. Yes, it would be nice if it was a custom fit rather than something that is adjustable to fit larger and smaller size monitors. At least on my 24" monitor, however, that does not detract. And yes, [$] is a lot to pay for a plastic housing, but it is nice to have, works as intended, and so was worth it to me.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • PC

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                                      4.0

                                      Works Great, Assembly requires patience

                                      By John

                                      from Florida

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Multimedia

                                          Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

                                          Good Quality, but read the instructions carefully before constructing. Pay particular attention to the specifics regarding your monitor size.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          Exactly, what I was looking for

                                          By mirekkania

                                          from Chicago, IL

                                          About Me Graphics Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

                                                I use it with NEC PA241W and it is great for photo editing. Good price, comparing to other sellers, but could be cheaper as it is just nothing else just piece of plastic cover.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal

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                                                4.0

                                                NEC monitor hood

                                                By TJ

                                                from Edmonton, Canada

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

                                                      The hood is definitely a nice addition to my monitor to reduce the effects of ambient light and reflections.[...]

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Business

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                                                      3.0

                                                      quality item.....very useful

                                                      By roberto

                                                      from massachusetts

                                                      About Me Graphics Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                                                      • Great picture quality
                                                      • Large Viewing Area
                                                      • Reliable Performance
                                                      • Small Footprint

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Movies

                                                        Comments about NEC LCD Display Hood for 21, 24, and 26" Monitors:

                                                        good item for the monitor...unfortunately it comes in pieces which you need to assemble...Lacie is 1-piece.

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Personal

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