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#293340 - 02/22/10 09:55 AM clean your TV screen
Zarak Offline
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What does everyone use to clean their screen with? We had some people over and a little kid put a handprint on the screen that is apparently viewable.

It's a Sony SXRD if that matters.

Some windex and an old T-shirt perhaps?

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#293342 - 02/22/10 10:21 AM Re: clean your TV screen [Re: Zarak]
Ya_basta Offline
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I know for sure that Windex is a big no no. I would suggest a soft cloth that is slightly dampened with water.

Outside of regular around the house stuff, there are screen cleaning materials available at electronic stores.
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#293343 - 02/22/10 10:26 AM Re: clean your TV screen [Re: Ya_basta]
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If you still have the owner's manual I'd take a peek inside and see what the manufacturer recommends.
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#293344 - 02/22/10 10:28 AM Re: clean your TV screen [Re: Ya_basta]
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Two microfiber cloths. One damp (use water) and one dry to get any excess moisture off the screen should work just great!

You can also pick up at your local electronic store special cleaners. I know Monster sells a microfiber cloth and cleaner package for televisions . Perhaps you can find something similar and cheaper. On the other hand Option 1 should be just fine and cost a fraction of the price.
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#293345 - 02/22/10 10:34 AM Re: clean your TV screen [Re: BlueJays1]
RickF Offline
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I'd still read what the manual has to offer, I bought one of those generic micro fiber cloth/cleaning solution combo kits that worked great on our plasmas but streaked the bejeezus out of our RP/DLP.
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#293347 - 02/22/10 10:38 AM Re: clean your TV screen [Re: RickF]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Two microfiber cloths is the key. Carefully going over the entire screen with a dry microfiber cloth afterwards should eliminate any streaks.
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#293349 - 02/22/10 10:42 AM Re: clean your TV screen [Re: BlueJays1]
casey01 Offline
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From my experience, I would forget about any of the cleaning solutions, especially something like Windex. Even though it seems to clean well, there is a tendency, usually not immediately noticeable, for a "film" to form on the screen that you end up having to wipe off later.

I would concur with the "slighty" damp soft cloth approach.

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#293350 - 02/22/10 10:58 AM Re: clean your TV screen [Re: casey01]
Ya_basta Offline
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Windex permanently damaged my LCD screen in my bedroom.
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#293352 - 02/22/10 11:24 AM Re: clean your TV screen [Re: Ya_basta]
snazzed Offline
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I use Lens Cleaner for eye-glasses and a microfibre cloth.

Eyeglasses have so many coatings on them, anti-glare, anti-reflective, anti-scratch and so on... and of course its important not to take the coatings off or scratch the lenses...

I use Eye glass cleaner on my TVs, computer screens and... my glasses \:\)

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#293354 - 02/22/10 11:54 AM Re: clean your TV screen [Re: snazzed]
Zarak Offline
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Thanks for the feedback. Here is the monster one that was mentioned. I hate to get anything Monster, but it does seem to get better reviews than other ones out there.

With a two month old at home, I'm going to need something to keep things clean within the next year or so as she starts getting mobile.

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