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DLP Screen replacement

I'm planing to replace the screen on my set. Are there any tip I should be aware of?

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Re: DLP Screen replacement

First off make sure that the screen is professionally installed, and second try not to play any console games on your new screen!!!! By playing games on DLP and Plasma screens the resolution from the game is so strong that after time the backdrop of a game will be permentally burned into you screen!!! So try as hard as you can to not play games on the screen.

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