cracked screen on rear projection TV

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  1. BigJim

    BigJim Agent

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    I bought a used Toshiba 51H93, and it fell over in the back of my truck getting it home (dumb, I know). Fortunately, it still works fine, but the front screen has a crack in it. It looks like plain clear Plexiglas (Perspex for you Brits) so, as near as I can figure, the correct replacement part is called a "Screen Protector", and retails for about $45. Unfortunately nobody has it in stock, and the first vendor I tried to order it from said there'd be an additional $45-$100 shipping charge since it's oversized.

    Can I just go to Home Depot and a have a sheet of Plexiglas cut to the correct size, or is there something special about the correct part?

    Also I'm only about 90% sure that the Screen Protector is the correct part. I see a a "fresnel screen", and a "lenticular screen" on the parts lists, and they're about double the price of the "Protector". As I said it looks like plain clear plexi, and not some funky lens.
     
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    Arthur S Cinematographer

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    Hi Jim

    Someone named ChrisWiggles or Allan Jayne or Gregg Loewen can probably help you.
     
  3. Steve_L_B

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    Actually, if you don't have young children or pets, you can remove the protective screen altogether. Many people remove this screen (or have an ISF tech do it) to get a better picture with fewer reflections. It is there to protect the lenticular screen, which can be easily damaged (scratched), especially by kids and pets.

    If you are interested, do a search and you should be able to find a procedure for unstacking and restacking the screen assembly without the protective screen.

    -Steve
     
  4. BigJim

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    Nope, i've got both, so I need the protective screen. Can I replace with plexi, or is there something special like an anti-glare treatment on the OEM?
     

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