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Old 01-05-2013, 12:04 PM   #1
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What do you guys use/recommend using to clean the screen on a LED tv?
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What do you guys use/recommend using to clean the screen on a LED tv?
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dont use that monster screen clean it leaves streaks. just get a mirofiber cloth
and wipe down the screen, i had bad luck with the monster cleaner
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dont use that monster screen clean it leaves streaks. just get a mirofiber cloth
and wipe down the screen, i had bad luck with the monster cleaner
I have been using it for 5 yrs with no streaks, you have to remove it with the microfiber clothe and then 'polish' gently drying it with a dry micro cloth.
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Every time you use a cleaner and cloth on your screen, you leave some micro scratches due to any gritty material that may have collected on the screen (most dirt will have some gritty content). These scratches are additive and accumulate over time. You're best if you can keep your screen clean with clean compressed air or canned air (always use a part full can and keep it upright so the liquid isn't expelled). Sometimes, a soft, camel-hair brush can help. Eventually, you may need to use cleaner and a cloth, but the less the better. Keeping your screen covered when not in use will help to reduce dirt buildup but again, putting the cover on and pulling it off, can cause a slight amount of scratching which accumulates the more times it happens. A cover is a compromise depending on how many times you put it on and remove it (unless you get a cover that doesn't contact the screen surface).

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I've been using distilled water($1.25/gal.) and a soft, lint free cloth(diaper) to clean my screen for the last 4yrs, without micro scratches.
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First ...never let your screen get that dirty, most screen problems are from nicotine build up, Electronics are dust magnets under normal conditions and easy to clean up if done often, so the build up is negligible then add in the nicotine deposits (which are sticky to begin with) and you have a nasty gritty sticky cleanup. The monster cleaner is specifically produced or cleaning LCD computer screens it is a thicker than water so it doesn't flow behind bezels and possibly damage inside electronics. I clean my screen every 2 weeks lightly( I've been doing this for over 5 years with no deterioration to the screen.
BTW my new panels the XBR HX 929 is the Gorilla glass panel and is very easy to maintain. Anything used with common sense will not damage your panel. If your worried then use distilled water sprayed lightly on the panel and then wiped off and dried with a CLEAN micro fibre cloth. If there are stubborn stains (kids fingerprints) add a few drops of a mild dishcleaning fluid ( a few drops not a cup full) then gently, with circular motions, carefully wipe away, and dry with a dry microcloth.
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First ...never let your screen get that dirty, most screen problems are from nicotine build up, Electronics are dust magnets under normal conditions and easy to clean up if done often, so the build up is negligible then add in the nicotine deposits (which are sticky to begin with) and you have a nasty gritty sticky cleanup. The monster cleaner is specifically produced or cleaning LCD computer screens it is a thicker than water so it doesn't flow behind bezels and possibly damage inside electronics. I clean my screen every 2 weeks lightly( I've been doing this for over 5 years with no deterioration to the screen.
BTW my new panels the XBR HX 929 is the Gorilla glass panel and is very easy to maintain. Anything used with common sense will not damage your panel. If your worried then use distilled water sprayed lightly on the panel and then wiped off and dried with a CLEAN micro fibre cloth. If there are stubborn stains (kids fingerprints) add a few drops of a mild dishcleaning fluid ( a few drops not a cup full) then gently, with circular motions, carefully wipe away, and dry with a dry microcloth.
This should be made a sticky. Me first HD tv was a Sony (??) back around 2000. That Tv was cleaned exactly the way Rizz just described. That TV has been handed down and still in use for the grandkids with no visible scratches, etc. Since then we have went through 2 plasmas, cleaned the same way with the same results - no visible scratching
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This should be made a sticky. Me first HD tv was a Sony (??) back around 2000. That Tv was cleaned exactly the way Rizz just described. That TV has been handed down and still in use for the grandkids with no visible scratches, etc. Since then we have went through 2 plasmas, cleaned the same way with the same results - no visible scratching
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This should be made a sticky. Me first HD tv was a Sony (??) back around 2000. That Tv was cleaned exactly the way Rizz just described. That TV has been handed down and still in use for the grandkids with no visible scratches, etc. Since then we have went through 2 plasmas, cleaned the same way with the same results - no visible scratching
My comments about microscratching apply to screens that are plastic based like many LCD screens. If you have a glass screen (plasma TV), there's not too much to worry about (especially with Gorilla glass). Also, I didn't mean to imply that cleaning with a cloth is a taboo - just do it sparingly as needed. Distilled water is great since it leaves no residue but as mentioned, smokers may need something more aggressive.

Microscratches can't be seen with the naked eye. They are very fine and contribute to light scattering which appears as a haze which increases over time as more scratches occur. Glass is pretty tough compared to plastic and many LCD screens now have a glass overlay.

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My comments about microscratching apply to screens that are plastic based like many LCD screens. If you have a glass screen (plasma TV), there's not too much to worry about (especially with Gorilla glass). Also, I didn't mean to imply that cleaning with a cloth is a taboo - just do it sparingly as needed. Distilled water is great since it leaves no residue but as mentioned, smokers may need something more aggressive.

Microscratches can't be seen with the naked eye. They are very fine and contribute to light scattering which appears as a haze which increases over time as more scratches occur. Glass is pretty tough compared to plastic and many LCD screens now have a glass overlay.
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Amen to that.

Smokers should have a look inside one of the older CRT TVs that belonged to a smoker. The high voltage made those a magnet for everything and it was very obvious if the owner smoked (I won't go into the grizzly details). Not good around any exposed electronics - Just saying.
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Smokers should have a look inside one of the older CRT TVs that belonged to a smoker. The high voltage made those a magnet for everything and it was very obvious if the owner smoked (I won't go into the grizzly details). Not good around any electronics - Just saying.
Just imagine what your lungs looks like, if that shit coats TV tubes,
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ive tried a lot of lcd screen cleaners over the years and was never really happy with how much time it took to get the streaks off. then i tried this stuff and couldnt believe that it actually worked like the demo video. ive used it a few times now and still happy with how easy it cleans the screen and how im able to get all the streaks off.i bought it on amazom.com
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