Modern TV sets are no longer light tubes housed in a box. They have evolved into technological masterpieces, e. G., the plasma HDTV (high definition television). TV viewing has been taken to a new level with outstanding sound and picture quality. Because of this, high definition televisions are fast becoming commonplace in most homes.
A plasma TV is an expensive addition to your home theater system. Therefore, it is important to keep it clean. If you allow dust, dirt, and other debris to accumulate, this will affect its performance and lifespan. Also, a dirty screen will dull the picture quality.
Plasmas are more prone to dirt and dust than traditional TV screens. Because they are glossy and shiny, they actually attract more dust. As with the maintenance of many appliances, prevention is always the first step to be taken. You can prevent unnecessary smears and smudges on the screen by telling your family not to touch it. Don’t allow children with sticky fingers to operate the television.
Cover the TV with a cotton cloth when it is not in use. This will keep it free of a lot of airborne debris and dirty fingerprints. Oily smudges and fingerprints are difficult to remove. If, for some reason, the screen has to be touched, wear gloves. The owner’s manual will provide information on maintenance, plus many other tips. So, be sure to read it from cover to cover.
When cleaning, you must use a soft cotton cloth. Buy one that is made of micro-fiber because it will not make scratches. Better still, purchase one that is especially designed for electronic appliances, computer screens, and high definition televisions. The smears and dirt should come off by gently wiping the screen.
In the case of stubborn marks, you may use a small amount of cleaning solution. However, put it on the cloth, not the screen, because the solution will run down and may damage the plasma mechanism. Use an ammonia and alcohol-free window cleaner or just plain water. Alcohol and ammonia will eventually cloud the screen and dim its brightness.
It’s best to turn the plasma HDTV off before cleaning it. High definition TVs generate more heat than LCDs so they need extra time to cool down. Failure to let the television cool down can result in evaporation of the cleaning solution before the dirt is properly removed. Some manufacturers even suggest unplugging the TV before cleaning.