As I write this, the first day of spring has arrived in the Northeast and yet light snow is falling. So, until spring-like temperatures and glorious weather have truly arrived, this is a good time to do a check-up of your entire AV system.
In a corny paraphrase of a Neil Young album title from my youth, Dust Never Sleeps. It’s amazing the dust build-up on DLP, LCD or plasma flat screens, which lowers image brightness and contrast. In my experience, a soft, dry lint-free cloth is best for removing it. Any dampened cloth will leave streaks and I avoid using special screen-cleaning kits flogged by various manufacturers. If you’re still labouring with an old CRT tube set, the electrostatic attraction of the picture tube face will have attracted a patina of grime in as little as a week.Log in