What a good idea using a hood - I hadn't thought of that. When I've been in that situation I've been able to cope with just changing the Contrast and tilting the screen a little.
My first thought on reading the posting was a glamorous Chocolate Box. Of course, I would have to eat the chocolates first wouldn't I? However, my husband's comment was "what an excuse to pig out on chocolates, why can't you just use cardboard as was suggested?" Good point I thought. Ah well! I'll dream on....
Interesting subject this though isn't it?