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I wiped away the anti glare on my plasma TV

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
So, I had a small scratch on my TV, and read from numerous sources online that using a white eraser on a scratch would remove it.
I did it briefly, and it didn't work, however, it did remove my anti glare...
Now I have a rather large blotch of extra shiny TV that looks awful when the TV is displaying a dark image.
Pretty choked... The scratch wasn't even noticeable, ever... I was just anal about it.
Is there anything to do to fix this? It looks ridiculous...
post #2 of 23
Never try to alter or mess with something that you're not familiar with. Try putting it back in the same manner (if it's even possible anymore) to see if it corrects the problem, otherwise you're screwed.
post #3 of 23
You can buy glare filter for your tv online or just save up for a new tv
post #4 of 23
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Originally Posted by Tr0gd0r3 View Post
So, I had a small scratch on my TV, and read from numerous sources online that using a white eraser on a scratch would remove it. I did it briefly, and it didn't work, however, it did remove my anti glare... Now I have a rather large blotch of extra shiny TV that looks awful when the TV is displaying a dark image. Pretty choked... The scratch wasn't even noticeable, ever... I was just anal about it. Is there anything to do to fix this? It looks ridiculous...
Boy i wish you had come here to ask about fixing a scratch before taking that eraser to the screen - we would have told you that any attempt to remove a scratch will result in even worse damage to the AR Filter and to just leave it and live with it.

There is no way to repair a damaged AR Filter, but some brands/models have the filter bonded to a separate layer of outer glass which can be replaced. Others have the filter bonded directly to the plasma panel itself which would be prohibitively expensive to replace.

What brand and model is your TV?
post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
Panasonic viera tc-p46s2
The noticeability seems to have gone away a bit... I cleaned the screen a bit.
It looks like a finger print basically. Tried using some cleaner I got from an electronics store specifically for plasma TVs... Maybe if I use it a couple more times and give it more time it'll help a bit .
AGHHHH
post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
Never mind. Still terrible.
Is there anything I could rub on? It's a small section. Just need to get rid of the shinyness of it... It's about an inch long, and a CM wide...
post #7 of 23
Probably a last resort, but you could erase the rest of it? So at least it's one solid texture rather then a big ugly spot...?
post #8 of 23
What model is this?
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by dlplover View Post

What model is this?

Panasonic viera tc-p46s2
post #10 of 23
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by EvanVanVan View Post

Probably a last resort, but you could erase the rest of it? So at least it's one solid texture rather then a big ugly spot...?

thought about it, don't want to.
seems like too high of a risk... the spot's small enough that im hoping i can find a cheap easy fix ... hopiiiiing
post #11 of 23
Thread Starter 
Anyone ?
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by Tr0gd0r3 View Post

Anyone ?

You did a very foolish thing and the remedy is to live with it or buy a new television.
post #13 of 23
luckily the 46s2s are not too much money. we have floor models vt25s for 996 at my store
post #14 of 23
This thread is a real eye opener. It shows how vulnerable these big TVs are to damage. It's a lot of square inches that could come in contact with other objects. Also in the old days, some CRT TVs came with glass contrast panels which 1) were durable in themselves, and 2) could be replaced if damaged. Not so with today's TVs. It would be nice if there were protective films you could put on, similar to that available for cell phones.

Michael
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

There is no way to repair a damaged AR Filter, but some brands/models have the filter bonded to a separate layer of outer glass which can be replaced. Others have the filter bonded directly to the plasma panel itself which would be prohibitively expensive to replace.

I checked with Panasonic parts on line. You would have to replace the whole panel on the S2. Sorry dude.




Ian
post #16 of 23
Thread Starter 
I hate my life.
I have a 3 year extended warranty. Does something like this typically apply..?
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by Tr0gd0r3 View Post

I hate my life.
I have a 3 year extended warranty. Does something like this typically apply..?

You could check the wording on your warranty, but I doubt it.

Most extended warranties just continue the coverage that the manufacturer's warranty provided.

Some manufacturers are going towards using Gorilla glass on their sets. This is supposed to provide a much more durable surface to the tv screen.

These sets are very fragile. People with kids, or flying game controllers are very likely to see damage.

IF you have Homeowner's insurance, you might check to see if accidental damage is covered. There would be a deductible, but it would likely be less than a new set.

Best of luck getting this resolved.

Don't take it too hard. In 10 years, you'll look back and laugh about the situation. In 20, you'll likely not remember it at all - unless your married. A significant other keeps a detailed record of every dumb thing you did - and reminds you frequently.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by aydu View Post

A significant other keeps a detailed record of every dumb thing you did - and reminds you frequently.






Don't I know it. And mine is a lawyer too!



Ian
post #19 of 23
Thread Starter 
Hi. An update for anyone with this problem.
I decided to try Nushield because it was guaranteed, and only $15.
It worked, almost flawlessly.
I only notice it if I'm on an impossible angle that I wouldn't watch my TV anyways.
So... If anyone wants a cheap easy solution, there you go.
post #20 of 23
Good news. Congrats.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by Michael2000 View Post

This thread is a real eye opener. It shows how vulnerable these big TVs are to damage. It's a lot of square inches that could come in contact with other objects. Also in the old days, some CRT TVs came with glass contrast panels which 1) were durable in themselves, and 2) could be replaced if damaged. Not so with today's TVs. It would be nice if there were protective films you could put on, similar to that available for cell phones.

Michael

You could get one of these:
http://www.tv-armor.com/
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Michael2000 View Post

This thread is a real eye opener. It shows how vulnerable these big TVs are to damage. It's a lot of square inches that could come in contact with other objects. Also in the old days, some CRT TVs came with glass contrast panels which 1) were durable in themselves, and 2) could be replaced if damaged. Not so with today's TVs. It would be nice if there were protective films you could put on, similar to that available for cell phones.

Michael

Protective film will not stop a cell phone screen from cracking. Most it'll do is protect it from being dropped onto a flat surface.

Such a film would be pointless for a large tv, but as dsskid noted you can get a tv-armor for some real protection. There's also a bunch of other companies that make "tv screen protectors" if you google. tv-armor was one of the first though and is pretty reliable (it's the one I have).
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by Tr0gd0r3 View Post

Hi. An update for anyone with this problem.
I decided to try Nushield because it was guaranteed, and only $15.
It worked, almost flawlessly.
I only notice it if I'm on an impossible angle that I wouldn't watch my TV anyways.
So... If anyone wants a cheap easy solution, there you go.


Glad to hear it! You should add Nushield the link.


Ian
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