Screen Cleaner?

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  1. Tim Jin

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    How do you clean the lenticular screen on a RPTV?

    Is there some kind of solution that you can buy to clean the screen?

    Or, do you just use a feather duster?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

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    For smudges, get an optical-grade soft cloth, distilled water, and mild detergent. Pour just a drop or two of detergent into a bowl a third- to half-filled with the water and stir it. Then dab the cloth into it and clean the screen. A second such cloth should be used afterward (for drying).
     
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    Thanks, but is there a kit that I could buy to clean the screen?
     
  4. Jack Briggs

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    Not that I know of. If you want an easier technique, get a bottle of optical-glasses cleaning fluid. But, truthfully, the detergent/distilled water/cloths approach is fine.
     
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    Would something like Monster ScreenClean works also?

    I don't have an anti glare screen on my tv. I would like to try to take out the dust on the lenticular screen.
     
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    Tim, I'm sure that stuff works fine. But I'd buy it just for the cloth, and once that $20 Monster stuff runs out, just go with the distilled water/detergent approach.

    Really, all you need to do is get the cloth at either a pharmacy or an optical shop, and the distilled water and detergent from your nearest supermarket. Total expenditure? Oh, $5-$8.
     
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    Thanks Jack,

    You have a good point. We will need a FAQ's on these kinds of stuff.

    By "detergent", do you mean like dish soap?
     
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    Yes, dish-detergent soap.
     
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    Emphasis on: I got the Monster product, just for the microfiber cloth that was larger than I could find in an optical shop. I'm sure I overpaid, and on my budget today, I'd have stuck to Jack's more economic approach.

    Good suggestion making a FAQ on this, as it was hard to find good information on safe screen cleaning.

    BTW, mine is a different screen - a direct-view HDTV (Sony 34XBR910).
     
  10. Jack Briggs

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    The same cleaning products would apply to a direct-view CRT like your state-of-the-art Sony.
     
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    Why do you need/want distilled water?

    Is it just for purity?

    We're on a well and have a water treatment "plant" down in the basement, plus the water out of the sink goes through a Revserse Osmosis unit on top of the basement treatment.

    Will this suffice and also apply to a RP LCD TV?
     
  12. Jack Briggs

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    Just about any screen, sir. Distilled water because it's the "cleanest."
     

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