Built in protective screen or DIY?

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  1. Manuel Parrado

    Manuel Parrado Stunt Coordinator

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    Any suggestions on what is better for picture quality?:
    Built in protective screen
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    Some kind of DIY screen that I can easily take on and off

    I'm about to buy the PT-53WX#2 and this is the only sticky point.

    One thing is for certain: some kind of protection is necessary since I have a 16 mo. old.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jon Sciabica

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    I am also interested in the 53wx42. I don't want to have the protective screen on all the time. It would be nice to have a screen that I can put on when my nephews come over, and take off when I watch movies.
    Yes, any suggestions?
     
  3. Manuel Parrado

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    Hard as I have tried, I have not found a tried and proven solution, if anyone has any thoughts on this, they are welcome.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Lando P

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    There are some owners of rptv's with other brands that have taken out their tv's protective screens and replaced them with clear plexiglass. The reason for this is that the original screens cause too much reflection that it becomes a distraction especially when there's too much light. While with acryllic plastic the reflection's minimal and the picture is better.
    If you go to Home Depot they'll cut out the plexiglass for free if you have the dimensions. It will cost you about $40 to $50 depending on which brand. I hope there's a way that you could install the plexiglass inside your tv's frame but there's the issue of voiding your warranty so I wouldn't encourage that. However, velcro strips might work just fine.
    At any rate, here's some link to check out:
    http://www.keohi.com/keohihdtv/gener...protector.html
    http://www.hometheaterspot.com/htsth...rue#Post109468
    http://www.hometheaterspot.com/htsth...rue#Post279233
     
  5. Manuel Parrado

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    Thank you very much for the tips, Lando.

    I'll give it some thought and see what I decide.

    Regards,

    Manuel
     
  6. Manuel Parrado

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    Just read the posts linked above.
    There's some food for thought.
    Now I'm back to the drawing board.
     

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