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Windex or Water: What's the best way to clean your flat-screen TV?
by Staff
Basic, small flat-screen televisions can purchased for a few hundred dollars, while massive, top-of-the-line models can cost as much as a new car. But do you know the right -- and wrong -- ways to clean your flat-screen TV? Take this quiz to see how much you know about the latest television technology and the best way to maintain your flat-screen.

True or false: All flat-screen TVs are also flat-panel TVs.

  • true
  • false
  • Every TV ever made has been flat-screen.

What relatively dated technology gave traditional TV's their bulky form?

  • knob and tube
  • plasma
  • cathode-ray

True or false: It's OK to forcefully scrub your TV screen to remove grease and grime as long as you're using a microfiber cloth.

  • true
  • false
  • It depends on the brand of television.

Which of the major TV technologies is known for providing the “blackest blacks” and a high level of picture contrast?

  • LCD
  • LED
  • plasma

Which of the major TV technologies is most energy efficient?

  • plasma
  • LED
  • LCD

True or false: It's fine to use regular household glass cleaner on an old cathode-ray TV set.

  • true
  • false
  • It depends when the glass cleaner was bottled.

To cut grease and banish fingerprints on a flat-screen, mix up a solution of water and this liquid.

  • ammonia
  • isopropyl alcohol
  • laundry detergent

True or false: Ammonia and other solvents can strip anti-glare coatings and other finishes from your flat-panel display.

  • true
  • false
  • Yes, but you don't want them on there anyway.

True or false: You can safely clean your flat-screen with paper towels as long as they're clean.

  • true
  • false
  • They actually should be a little bit dirty.

What type of TV is generally the thinnest and most lightweight?

  • LCD
  • plasma
  • cathode-ray