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Tip from Tom Frusti: "I have a
Pro-710 (and a Pro-700 before it) and used the following modification to eliminate the
glare and reflections on the protective screen when viewing the set during the day. I
should work on many of the Pioneer sets.
I found that by tipping the protective screen out about 6 or 7 inches would throw the
reflections downward removing most of the "mirror" effect that this screen has.
I made a retractable tether arangement that allowd the screen to be tipped out for daytime
viewing, then put back into position for nightime use. Following is a description of what
I did and I attached a gif file of a drawing with some explanation.
I removed the upper attachment screws and loosened the lower ones a bit. Then I put
strips of velcro at the top edge to hold the screen in place. Next, I took pair of long
black shoelaces and (after cutting off the plastic ends) attached one end under each end
of the upper molding of the protective screen. I then ran the laces back across the top of
the set to the rear and down the back. I made 2 weights (one for each side) using 1/2 X 4
inch pieces of wood and closed eye hooks screwed into the small ends. I then threaded the
weight onto the shoe lace and screwed the end of the shoe lace into the upper part of the
rear of the cabinet.
To set the length of the laces, I pulled out the top of the screen letting it tip about
6 or 7 inches out. Then I pulled the laces forward which would raise the weights upward
until they stopped and all of the slack in the lace was drawn from the back of the set.
With all of the slack taken out, I removed then re-inserted the laces underneath the
upper molding so that the screen would be tipped out 6 or 7 inches with all of the lace
pulled out. I attached the laces so they ran over the top of the molding, down over the
front, then back underneath the molding so that the loose end would be behind screen when
it was in place.
I have 2 small tabs of cloth glued in place at each end of the upper edge of the screen
so that I can pull it out. When I do, the laces are pulled by the screen and the two
weights rise until they stop when the lace runs out. When the screen is pushed back
against the TV, the weights pull the excess lace accros the top of the set so that there
is not a loop left hanging behind the stowed screen."
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