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Televisions are more of a magnet for fingerprints and dust than any other electronic device in our homes. Whether it is your husband pointing out a blatant case of holding from a rival NFL team, or your daughter pointing out her favorite cartoon character, our TVs tend to be touched. How to clean your screen depends on your screen type. For all televisions please read the manufacturers instructions. Also be sure to unplug your television when cleaning with damp cloths or cleaning solutions.

Plasma- Use only a microfiber or 100 % cotton cloth. Try dry dusting first, but if needed, create a damp cloth using water only. If you need a little more power try adding a small amount of vinegar to the water.

LCD- Use only a microfiber or 100 % cotton cloth. Try dry dusting first, but if needed, create a damp cloth using water only. You can also add vinegar to water to use as a cleaning solution. Dry quickly with a separate soft cloth. Make sure the surface is completely dry before turning the television on. Do not push on the screen of the television, it can permanently damage your picture.

Conventional- While older televisions can usually be cleaned with glass cleaner and a paper towel, some newer models still have special coatings on the surface that could be scratched and damaged. If your not sure about your television, the best thing to do is use a soft dampened cloth.

Projection- Projection televisions that have a special plastic screen over the actual television screen can be cleaned with a damp soft cloth. The screens can be damaged by paper towels and heavy duty cleaners. Projection televisions without a shielding screen will need special consideration, so refer to your owners manual.

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