Originally Posted by RawfoodGuy
Hi Badmojo or Voyager...
I have searched on the AVS forum but was unable to locate the instructions for removing the protective screen. Would you please provide a link or URL for that. Also, if you know, does the 53TW54 have a removable protective screen? I assume it does and if I get the instructions will attempt to remove it...but if someone knows otherwise you could perhaps save me the trouble :-)
Removing the screen
I decided to have a go at removing the protective screen on the 47x54 and I'm very pleased with the results. There's basically no glare whatsoever now, and the picture is more vibrant (more like a direct view set).
It's actually fairly simple to do, but time-consuming. The hardest part is removing all the screws. Here are my steps if anyone else wants to try it. Although, use at your own risk.. And anyone who's done it, feel free to correct anything I missed.
1] Remove the top shelf (two screws at the back)
2] Remove two screws at the very bottom of, kind of underneath, the set (need to get down on the floor to see them)
3] Dark Grey grille at the bottom should now come off, remove it
4a] Now, you need to remove the rest of the plastic bottom part. Remove the 3 screws that were previously hidden by the dark grey grille (they're near the bottom)
4b] Remove the screws holding in the particle board attached to the plastic bottom, and this will uncover a third screw underneath the particle board which you need to remove.
5] Remove the screws along the left and right sides of the bottom. Should be three on each side (need to look from the back of the set to see them).
6] Now the light grey plastic bottom should completely come off
7] Now you've exposed the screws holding on the bottom of the screen. Remove those screws (5 or 6 I believe)
8] Remove the screws along the left and right sides of the screen (look from the back) and also the screws holding the top of the screen (two were previously covered by the shelf)
9] Now the screen should pull off (forward), but don't pull it off too far, just enough so that you can set it upright on the ground in front of the TV.
10] There are three sets of wires connected to the screen. There are three white plastic clips that act as "extension cords". Disconnect each of the three (they're easy to re-connect as they're all different sizes).
11] Now set the screen, glass side down on the ground.
12] Remove all the screws around the border of the screen (including those holding on plastic parts and sensors)
13] Now you should be able to lift up the border of the screen and slide out the center part which contains the protective screen (or alternatively, just lift off the border... not sure why I didn't think of that before...)
14] Now, you need to lift out the three layers of the screen which are attached together with tape. They may be stuck to the top of the plastic "container" they're in , but you should be able to pull them out with a bit of effort
15] Now you'll see there's the protective screen, a thin grid-like screen, and a plastic back (in that order)
16] Take the protective screen off the front of the three, and put it at the back so it's against the plastic back. Now the grid-like screen should be at the front. Make sure all the screens are still facing the same direction (i.e. front is facing front still)
17] Place all three screens back in the container they were in (make sure there's no dust in between the three layers beforehand)
18] Slide the container back underneath the border so that the border is back around the edges again (again, alternatively, just set the border back on top )
19] Put all the screws back in