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Hi,

 

I just got a 47" Samsung from Sams Club. It had everything I wanted 720P, built in HD receiver and a great price....but then I get home and there is no screen protector. I have a 4 yr old and a 6 yr old..otherwise known as the destroyers of objects. Samsung does not have a screen for me and the only thing i can find is Circuit Poopy ripping me off for $250+ dollars. Do I need the protector? Can I make one? Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

Thanks.

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The protector does protect the lenticular screen from damage but it also kills the PQ of the set IMHO. Removing mine was the single best tweak I could have done.

 

However it has left the screen exposed. If I had kids I might think twice..

 

As far as making one, good luck. I doubt you will be able to make one w/o some issues including make it stable enough to hang on the screen w/o your kids ripping it down if they are so inclined. The way they are normally made it is impossible for someone to do that.

 

Personally I'd teach the kids some discipline and live w/o one.

 

One option would be to get the TV up higher than their reach.

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As a father of two boys, I feel your pain. If you wanted to do it on the cheap, just find someplace that sells a thin, transparent sheet of plexiglass or equivalent, get it cut to fit your TV, and attach it with some velcro.

 

A lot of rear projection TV owners want the screen protector removed because it causes too much glare/reflections. If you attach the screen protector with velcro, you can easily take it off after the kids have gone to bed.

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I have a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old, so I had to make this choice too. I left the screen protector intact (even though the glare is amazing from a few angles) and I think it was the right choice. Over the past 3 yrs I have seen that thing take some HITS that I think might have shattered the screen without the protector. I was worried about the hands, but really the enemies are the mini-footballs, superballs travelling at sub-sonic speeds, and the old random toy that becomes airborn. And I'm a real hardass about them not throwing stuff around the HDTV (but with kids, $&*^ definitely happens - and happens at the worst possible times.)

 

I don't know though, at 6 and 4 yrs your kids might be over the "flinging random things" phase for good. It might be safe to keep it as is.

 

I would say either take it back to Sams, eat the $250 and get it from the Circuit Scammers, or make darn sure you know what the relplacement/warranty policy is on broken screens if you decide to keep it.

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Unless you have a separate media room that the kids are not in, there's no way I'd keep the tv without an adequate protector.

 

My son is probably a bit rougher then most, but he scratched my protector with hot wheels cars. :bh Without the plastic protector, my tv would've been in the trash years ago. I can't tell you the number of balls that have found themselves bouncing off the screen. Not to mention the finger prints from my son pointing to various things. :(

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Thanks for the info. I wound up taking it back because on top of everything else there was a picture problem after one day. My only other choices in the price range are ones without 720P (which makes no sense to me). I am not sure if I want to get a TV without one of the main resolutions for gaming and sports.

 

I waited a long time for a big TV and now it looks like I might have to wait quite a bit more. Ugh. :bh

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The protector does protect the lenticular screen from damage but it also kills the PQ of the set IMHO. Removing mine was the single best tweak I could have done.

 

However it has left the screen exposed. If I had kids I might think twice..

 

As far as making one' date=' good luck. I doubt you will be able to make one w/o some issues including make it stable enough to hang on the screen w/o your kids ripping it down if they are so inclined. The way they are normally made it is impossible for someone to do that.

 

Personally I'd teach the kids some discipline and live w/o one.

 

 

 

One option would be to get the TV up higher than their reach.[/quote']

 

I did keep my on too after orginaly taking it off

Or you could use a coffe table in front of it like such

 

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