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Sharp 61R WP4h

I just purchased one through Costco. It has this plastic protective screen which made screen look really good in a darkened store but a little too much glare in room I will watch it most. I carefully removed protective screen leaving grooved screen behind it. Glare is gone and picture is not much different though glossiness look is gone. Anyone one see a potential problem with what I've done? . If I remove the protective screen will it improve the appearance ie. color and glare? I just purchased this tv from my brother. He said their is a protective screen that can be removed but he didn't because of his dogs.  If I take it off will it get rid of the "side fade" or is that just the downside of a projection tv? Thanks for any help,Tina

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Re: Sharp 61R WP4h

Side fade is down side of projection tv's
there is no harm other than you have to be careful now.

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To my knowledge there is no subbing that to an ASTI or HR Diemen either..

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