The Ultimate Plasma Screen Cleaning Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Plasma televisions have, to a large degree, replaced the older cathode ray tube (CRT) versions. While they are an impressive part of your home décor, they do need basic care. Whether you have a CRT or a flat computer screen, take this quiz and find what you need to know about screen care.

What is the most impressive feature of a big plasma television?

Viewers love the big, bright, crisp display allowing them to see fine details.

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If your neighbor's older screen is clearer than yours, what is the probable reason?

Static electricity attracts dust that reduces the clarity of the display.

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What is one way to keep little fingers from smudging your screen?

Mounting it out of reach can help.

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Should you clean your plasma screen with window cleaner and a paper towel?

You should not use window cleaner, which will probably do more damage than good.

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What could result from not cleaning the screen according to the manufacturer's instructions?

You could violate the warranty of the screen.

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What do manufacturers recommend to use to wipe plasma screens?

Microfiber cloths will not scratch the screen, whereas paper products can do so.

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Is spraying a small amount of alcohol on the screen and carefully wiping with a microfiber cloth the correct way to clean the screen?

Alcohol, benzene or any other volatile solvents can damage the screen.

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If you see a section on "image cleaner" in the user manual, what is being discussed?

A phenomenon of plasma technology is a paused image "sticking" or being "burned" on the screen. While the image usually disappears after a while, this function clears the image.

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How can you help prevent image burn?

Lowering contrast level to less than 50 percent will help.

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When does image burn usually occur?

This usually happens during the first 100 hours of use.

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