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|when I took the screen off, before I tackled the LE, I found that compartment very clean and dust free. It might make sense to clean the back of the screen and the mirror|
|I don't think that there is a need for any kind of light absorbtion or special black light absorbing coating in the compartment behind the screen, other than the black plastic that forms the compartment.|
...And the results are amazing. I knew when I turned on my Blu-ray player and no longer saw a white glow around the white text logo on a black background that the cleaning was well worth the effort and anxiety. I was actually contemplating replacing my DLP TV with a plasma because for about the last year or so I was becoming quite disappointed with my TV's picture quality. No more. Everything about the picture from detail to color quality is such a major improvement. Black text on white backgrounds is bold and well defined. I could go on and on but it's mostly already been said, so I'll let the pictures do the rest...
The operating table:
This picture of the lens before the cleaning is a bit blurry as this morning's caffeine was coursing through my veins, but I think the haze is detectable:
A picture with lens cleaning fluid applied:
And finally, the after:
And the consumables used:
It took 10 of the double-sided q-tips along with 5 Kim-wipe lint free cleaning wipes to get the lens clean. That was the tough part. I don't know if it's because of the cleaning fluid or the lens surface, but it was difficult to get all of the streaks removed, and it seemed like the fluid took forever to dry, but again, very much worth the effort.
I now have renewed faith in the picture quality of my TV, and yeah I think I'll keep it.
A big thanks to videbruce for his effort in detailing this cleaning procedure. <- = thumbsup!