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I have a fairly new hitachi 36 inch HDTV ready TV.


I just noticed a scratch in the antiglare coating. It reflects light but with the room dark, that is not the problem. It also difracts enought light to leave a visible dark spot that is sometimes objectionable.


I considered putting a little lens oil (used in microscopy to decrease difraction when using high magnifications) I hesitate because I do not know if it will disolve or otherwise mar the surrounding coating.


Does anyone know how to solve or improve this problem?
 

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Get rid of the kids and the dog? Maybe not.


Seriously, I was in the home theater store a couple of weeks ago, and they were selling a Mits 46807 for $1500, but it had a hefty scratch in the screen. It's a removable screen, though.


I already have a 46807 (paid $2100 for a floor model in Jan 2001) but I was wondering, "Would I pay this low price for a model with a gouge?"


I know that some people take the screen off to have a more vivid screen. (Probably folks without kids and dogs do this.) I was wondering if any of these screens change hands.


In any event, although I probably didn't provide any useful information to you, good luck with your situation.


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I'd do 2 things:


1) don't let your dog watch lassie in HD anymore.


2) call hitachi about a replacement lens. Surely this happens more often than you'd think.


good luck
 

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Could you rub it out with some buffing compound?


I don't own an rptv, so try it at your own risk.


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Yeah, it's a scratch on the tube. I don't want to ruin more of the antireflective coating fixing the small scratch that is there.


I think the lense oil would help on a temporary basis but I don't know the composition of the coating and am afraid of causing more harm.
 
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