Cleaning Television Screens

So after agonizing over details such as screen size, number of inputs, and LCD versus plasma screens, you’ve purchased your new TV in time for the shift from analog to digital transmission. But what was shiny and streak-free just a few weeks ago is now smudged with the usual assortment of fingerprints and dust. What’s the best way to clean your new TV screen? First, check the manual. Harsh chemicals can damage LCD and Plasma screens, so it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. Basic window cleaners often contain alcohol or ammonia, which is fine for glass, but not necessarily the TV. We recommend you use a clean damp cloth to wipe down the screen. Not too wet: a sopping cloth will leave smudges where the water evaporates. And of course, you don’t want water to drip behind the screen. Finally, if you have an LCD screen, don’t press too hard – they can be damaged easily.

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