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Question; Has anyone had to clean the Sammy Dlp screen a bit deeper than a dry Micro Fiber cloth?? I have the guys over to watch sports, and I am afraid the cigar smoke will eventually have to be removed. My old Crt based set certainly did, any Ideas??


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This is a good question. I suggest you contact Samsung and report back to us what they say. Thanks in advance. :D
 

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I also would be interested in an answer to this question.


Along the same lines, is there an protective screen that can be easily attached and removed from the HLN 507w? The first week I owned my Samsung we had relatives visit with a couple of one and three year olds. By the end of the week I was a nervous wreck. It survived a whack with a plastic sword but it would be nice to be able to protect my DLP in these situations.....
 

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While we have removed the coloring, we have yet to remove the wax from my 3-year old's artistry on our new HLN467W with a bright red crayon...fortunately, the wax can only be seen if you are about 3 inches from it, but I do plan to remove it once I find out what one should use....when he was 2, he drew a great big blue happy face on my brand new 1600 x 1200 20.1" LCD monitor....in pen! Surprisingly, it came off with ease.


I think we just used a cloth for the LCD and rubbed with a fair amount of pressure.


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A Samsung tech person said he uses a product prepared for Samsung on his DLP. It is made/distributed by West 7th Distributors - Bloomington, MN - 612.854.0845. I have order some but have not received it yet.
 

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I'd be more afraid of cigar smoke getting into my Sammy than on the screen. I already worry about the dust on the lens, mirror and DLP chip. For that reason, I've banned candle burning anywhere near mine.
 

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I agree. When my 61" Sammy is delivered a "No Smoking" and "Leave Your Shoes At The Door" will be hung at the door. Kids downstairs is out of the question but no need to worry about that since they aren't allowed IN the house.


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I'd be more afraid of cigar smoke getting into my Sammy than on the screen. I already worry about the dust on the lens, mirror and DLP chip. For that reason, I've banned candle burning anywhere near mine.
I wonder if this is really a concern. I would think the DMD, lens, and mirror would be sealed off. But maybe not. The bulb probably needs airflow for cooling but I would hope the rest of the optics would be sealed like a disc drive.


Great, I have two dogs that shed.


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I wonder if this is really a concern. I would think the DMD, lens, and mirror would be sealed off. But maybe not. The bulb probably needs airflow for cooling but I would hope the rest of the optics would be sealed like a disc drive.


Great, I have two dogs that shed.


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The lens is not sealed off. You can see it easily by removing the small clean out panel on the rear of the set. The projected light reflects off a mirror in the back of the cabinet and the interior of the cabinet is not sealed off nor does have any type of filter.
 

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The lens is not sealed off. You can see it easily by removing the small clean out panel on the rear of the set. The projected light reflects off a mirror in the back of the cabinet and the interior of the cabinet is not sealed off nor does have any type of filter.
This seems like it could be a problem down the road. My set is in the family room that connects to the kitchen. Everytime I cook something ... or worse burn something this will coat the optics. Not to mention the dust that gets kicked up when cleaning/using this room.
 

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I own the technology, not the other way around. I am not about to ban Cigar smoking at football parties, nor intimate candle light. Like the other gentleman said, cooking agents, cleaning agents, dust, and all kinds of indoor pollutents are bound to get in eventually. Maybe the answer is a professional cleaning from time to time. I will call Samsung tomorrow and ask if they have advice.


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A Samsung tech person said he uses a product prepared for Samsung on his DLP. It is made/distributed by West 7th Distributors - Bloomington, MN - 612.854.0845. I have order some but have not received it yet.
I tried that number and it did not work, might you re-check it for me?? I have contacted Samsung and am waiting for a reply.


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Smoke sticks to everything. I'd recommend a serious ceiling exhaust fan and/or some very silent air filters (like those neato electronic ones).


Even if you clean your screen the airflow through the unit could deposit that stuff all over your optics.
 

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Smoke sticks to everything. I'd recommend a serious ceiling exhaust fan and/or some very silent air filters (like those neato electronic ones).


Even if you clean your screen the airflow through the unit could deposit that stuff all over your optics.
Thats my point, smoke sticks to everything. But, not just cigarette or cigar smoke, although they are more concentrated. But cooking grease, dog hair, dust from the heating vents, there are a myriad of things that are going to run by those optics. The question becomes are these sets going to last in the real household world?? An analog crt is impervious. A standard rear projection is impervious. I've seen an old rear projection in my local cigar shop that has been in use for 6 years, except for an occasional wipe down its still going. Worse case, optics can be cleaned, Screens can be replaced, etc.


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Ricklynchcorecom:

This is a good question. I suggest you contact Samsung and report back to us what they say. Thanks in advance. :D
I had a reply from Samsung on this issue. Namely, can the screen be cleaned with other than a dry cloth only. IN an email response, a product specialist at Samsung recommended, "ammonia free windex cleaner and a soft cloth..preferably a microfiber cloth." This should do the trick.


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A diluted vinegar and water solution and microfiber cloth should work fine. For commerical products, Windex does make an ammonia-free Vinegar formula that is fairly gentle. The key is not to use anything that is in any way abrasive or caustic to the anti-glare film. Start with plain ole' water first and then work your way up if that doesn't do the trick.
 

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I tried that number and it did not work, might you re-check it for me?? I have contacted Samsung and am waiting for a reply.


Rick
That was the number reported on my visa charge. I have now received teh product and it has another number on the bottle. It is 800.854.3146. I have used the product and it works to perfection--not only for the DLP but computer monitors as well.
 

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Rick:

Thanks for the definitive answer from Samsung.
 
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