The lenticular screen for my TV is in many pieces and needs to be replaced. I have been looking around for replacements and haven't had any success. Is it possible to use a lenticular screen from a different company without any loss in picture quality? Do you have any suggestions about finding a replacement?
I agree with you chipjenn. I too call all the repair shops around our area and even nearby county but with no sucess. I have a hatchi 50UX22B projection TV. The lenticular was cut in the middle and someone decided to removed it. Very big mistake. Everything works, you can still watch TV by the picture is not that clear beacuse of the colors not aligning. If some one could hel us find where to get lenticular, please post it. Greatly appreciate it.
I have been looking around for one myself. And have actually resorted to calling all of the "Mom&Pop" repair shops in town to see if they have one in the backroom or something. The problem is that most of the finds you get for lenticular on the web have to do with advertising signs and baseball cards. These lenticular sheets are only similar in how they feel to the touch. The lenticular lense on a rear projection tv actually blocks the image behind it and diffuses the light at specific angles. It is also very likely the specific manufacturers used slightly different pitches in the viewing angle, so that you have to replace it with their screen. I will definately continue to watch this posting because I need one as well.
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there are 2 functionality screens and 1 screen protector (on some) front screen = lenticular back screen = fresnel very front screen = screen protector (you can replace w plexiglass)
the fresnel and lenticular are very specific.. contact your local repair center for a new one. you can cut them from old screens but have to do just right (fresnel is a lens type - pic will be distorted if off center)
maybe find a old junker tv to pull screens from because new ones are about $100 a piece
Or try here, they seem to be able to find hard to find replacement parts, including lenticular screens for Projection TVs:
we recently cracked our lenticular screen on our 73 in mitsubishi i called the manufacturer and they said they no longer make them. so i looked thru websites to see if i could find some one with a 73 in tv or bigger that they were no longer using or didnt work and i found a guy on www.ksl.com that had an 80 inch tv and we went to go pick up screen cut it to my tv size and it worked!!.
WD-57731 & WD-65731 Front Disassembly 57” & 65” Models Screen Frame Removal 1) Pull off the Speaker Grill. 2) Remove all the screws (b) from the upper rear cover (except one at an upper corner to support the frame). 3) Remove 10 screws (a) from the front of the screen frame. 4) Remove the remaining ***** (b) (supporting the frame). Carefully pull the Screen Frame from the TV and disconnect the ES and LE connectors. 57” & 65” Models Screens Removal from Frame 1) From the rear of the Screen Frame remove 20 screws (a) from the top and bottom rails 2) Remove 6 screws (b) from each side rail. 3) Carefully lift the Screen assembly from the Frame.
MODEL: WD-52631 / WD-57731 / WD-65731 Screen Replacement CAUTION: Wear gloves when handling the Lenticular Screen and Fresnel Lens. This prevents cuts and finger prints. Do not place Fresnel Lens in the sun. This may cause fire and heat related injuries. Lenticular Screen and Fresnel Lens Replacement 1) Apply LENS-TAPE along the rear top edge of the Lenticular Screen. 2) Place the Fresnel Lens on top of the Lenticular Screen, and apply pressure along the top edge. 3) Place the screens in the screen frame and reinstall the cushions, top, bottom and side rails. NOTE: The Lenticular Screen label must face the front and the Fresnel Lens label face the rear. 4) Reverse the Screen Removal Procedure and insert the screens in the Bezel. Lenticular Screen and Fresnel Lens Removal 1) Remove the top, bottom and side HOLDER-SCREEN rails and their cushions from the Screen Frame. 2) Lift the screens as a single unit from the frame. 2. Separate the Lenticular Screen and Fresnel Lens. Note: When separating the Lenticular Screen from the Fresnel Lens, use caution while prying the Screen and Lens apart. Use a slot type ***** driver, and remove the pressure sensitive double sided tape.
my son cracked our screen protector and instead of paying two or three hundred dollars to replace it we had plexy glass cut at Lowes and put velcro striping around the edges and looked as good as the original and has held up great for five years now.