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Just wanted to get feedback from the pros on this forum about cleaning the plasma screen. I searched the forum and read a lot of recommendations for the Monster Cable Cleaning Kit. I'm curious what do you personally use? Also, what about the bezel and frame surrounding the screen? I have a TC-P58S1. Thanks.
 

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Spit and elbow grease.
Just kidding. Distilled water and a high quality microfiber cloth. Nothing else is needed.
 

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Just wanted to get feedback from the pros on this forum about cleaning the plasma screen. I searched the forum and read a lot of recommendations for the Monster Cable Cleaning Kit. I'm curious what do you personally use? Also, what about the bezel and frame surrounding the screen? I have a TC-P58S1. Thanks.

Virtually nobody on this forum recommends Monster cleaning products or anything else from Monster so i don't know what recommendations you've been reading. DO NOT USE Monster cleaner on any flat panel ! And don't listen to anyone who says it's ok to use cleaning products on your plasma screen.


Your TV's Instruction Manual should have instructions for cleaning the delicate screen and bezel. Panasonic for instance says to use distilled water sprayed onto a microfiber cloth, and if better cleaning is needed to use one part of mild detergent mixed with 100 parts distilled water. And to wipe gently. Other brands should have similar instructions.


What brand/model is your TV? And is there any cleaning instructions in your manual?
 

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Virtually nobody on this forum recommends Monster cleaning products or anything else from Monster so i don't know what recommendations you've been reading. DO NOT USE Monster cleaner on any flat panel ! And don't listen to anyone who says it's ok to use cleaning products on your plasma screen.


Your TV's Instruction Manual should have instructions for cleaning the delicate screen and bezel. Panasonic for instance says to use distilled water sprayed onto a microfiber cloth, and if better cleaning is needed to use one part of mild detergent mixed with 100 parts distilled water. And to wipe gently. Other brands should have similar instructions.


What brand/model is your TV? And is there any cleaning instructions in your manual?

Thanks for your reply. I truly enjoyed your line, "or anything else from Monster" ;D I have a Panasonic TC-P58S1 and the manual said exactly what you wrote but I wanted feedback from a trusted source. I have another side question maybe you can help me with. I want to get a quality HDMI cable to connect from my receiver to my TV. Any recommendations?, other than Monster of course lol. Thanks again for your input.
 

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Monoprice.com. I've ordered about 4 of them with no issues. And the prices they have are extremely reasonable.
 

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Virtually nobody on this forum recommends Monster cleaning products or anything else from Monster so i don't know what recommendations you've been reading. DO NOT USE Monster cleaner on any flat panel ! And don't listen to anyone who says it's ok to use cleaning products on your plasma screen.


Your TV's Instruction Manual should have instructions for cleaning the delicate screen and bezel. Panasonic for instance says to use distilled water sprayed onto a microfiber cloth, and if better cleaning is needed to use one part of mild detergent mixed with 100 parts distilled water. And to wipe gently. Other brands should have similar instructions.


What brand/model is your TV? And is there any cleaning instructions in your manual?

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What Randy said
 

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I think they dust them. It is the best, really. Oddly enough, my panel havent been dusted one time it came in to the room. It is rather strange how dust-free it is..

 

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the manual said exactly what you wrote but I wanted feedback from a trusted source.


Not that Randy gave you bad advise, but I would tend to go with what the manufacturer recommends than what a member says to do when it comes to cleaning your screen.
 

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Dry micro fiber cloth to dust. Very slightly wetted to clean smudges, nothing else.
 

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Thanks for your reply. I truly enjoyed your line, "or anything else from Monster" ;D I have a Panasonic TC-P58S1 and the manual said exactly what you wrote but I wanted feedback from a trusted source. I have another side question maybe you can help me with. I want to get a quality HDMI cable to connect from my receiver to my TV. Any recommendations?, other than Monster of course lol. Thanks again for your input.

I have been very happy with bluejeanscable.com. Reasonable prices and very fast shipping considering that I live in Canada, getting my shipment in 2-3 days is pretty impressive.
 

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The only thing I like about monster is that they supply a pretty decent microfiber compared to some of the other cleaners we carry (rocketfish, audioquest). As far as the actual cleaner, seems to work just fine, it's only distilled water. I only buy it because I get emp discount.
 

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Just be careful using water or cleaners on a running plasma or one that was just turned off and is still hot. I made the mistake of spraying my VIZIO plasma with distilled water/vinigar just after watching it for several hours, and the screen seemed to "absorb" the water and I have permanent "blotches" now where I had sprayed. I read afterwards in the VIZIO owners manual where they state "never use any type of liquid cleaner to clean the screen as it can be absorbed and cause damage". I guess I learned the hard way. At least it was on my plasma at my business and it's not noticable when the monitor is turned on, only when it's turned off do you really see it.
 

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this is how i do it and i have never had any problems on all the plasmas i have owned. i take 2 t shirts, wet 1 in kitchen sink, clean with it, then dry with the other. dont be scared, just do it. after you do, you will realize you dont have to worry about cleaning your tv
 

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i remember someone once answering this question with "sos pads and comet" and some came back with "really???"
 

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Dry micro fiber cloth to dust. Very slightly wetted to clean smudges, nothing else.


AGREE !! I'll also emphasize I rarely need to dust my Kuro's either. A finger print is even less frequent. I use a 100% cotton cloth for both, clean the screen only while its cool.
 

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I use an optical-grade(use it to lightly dust my telescope lens) camel hair "duster" almost daily to prevent build-up. Then, if there is a little thingie on the screen I just use the supplied cloth and some hot breath.


My 2.5 year old KURO screen is like new from any angle.
 
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