Tip from Roger Clark: Toshiba
protective screens have a mirror-like finish (very reflective) that makes watching in
medium to brightly lit rooms very difficult.
Below is a way to remove the protective screen and hence eliminate the glare problem.
"This should be pretty much the same procedure for any of the Toshiba Theaterwide
and TheaterView RPTVs.
Surgical or other flexible clean gloves.
One roll of black weather-strip from Home Depot.
Remove speaker grills by pulling to release Velcro closures.
Remove 8 screws holding center plastic cover, and remove the cover.
Remove 8 screws (4 sets of two each) holding bottom of screen bezel down.
Remove screen by swinging lower part out about 2 inches and lifting assembly up from
Lay screen assembly down on flat surface, which has been covered with a clean sheet or
Remove 16 screws holding corner bezel re-enforcement angle brackets and remove the
Remove 10 screws (5 each) from the top and bottom long screen clamps and remove the
Remove 6 screws (3 each) from the side screen clamps and remove the clamps.
Remove 24 screws (6 each) from the corner screen clamps and remove the clamps.
Don gloves, lift top of bezel enough to slide fingers underneath and push screen stack
up far enough to grasp with other hand. Lift screen stack out (be careful, the three
pieces will bow different amounts).
Remove the protective piece and set aside.
Lay remaining screen stack back in bezel.
Go around the bezel and push all the joints back together so everything is square again
(it almost certainly moved around as you disassembled everything).
Cut 8 pieces of weather-strip the length of the tabs on the corner screen clamps. Peel
and apply so the tape does not overhang into the screen area.
Cut 2 pieces of weather-strip the length of the long screen clamps and apply with the
same care about overhang.
Cut 2 pieces of weather-strip the length of the short screen clamps and apply.
Carefully place each of the corner screen clamps in place and insert the six screws
slightly until all six are started at the (approximately) 45 degree angle they came out
at. Then tighten just until you feel the screw head touch the bracket.
Place four bezel re-enforcement brackets in place and screw in the 8 screws. Tighten to
just past snug.
Place the two short screen clamps in place being sure they clear the corner bezel
re-enforcement clamps, insert the 6 screws and tighten to just past snug.
Place the two long screen clamps in place being sure they clear the corner bezel
re-enforcement clamps, insert the 10 remaining screws and tighten to just past snug.
Blow off any remaining debris from the inside of the screen stack.
Lift the completed assembly into place so the lip inside the bezel falls into the groove
at the top of the TV.
Swing the screen down to vertical (if the screen resists, you may have to adjust the
left to right position slightly until it freely falls into place. There is no center index
or mark to help with this.
Replace the 8 screws in the bottom of the screen bezel and tighten to just past snug.
Optionally, remove the SVM cables from the tube circuit boards at this time (on the
TW65H80, they have yellow and white wires). It would be nice if the TV was unplugged for
Replace the center plastic cover and insert the 8 screws. Tighten to just past snug.
Replace the speaker grills, a pop of the heel of your hand at each corner of the grill
should secure the Velcro fasteners.
Towel off every few minutes if you are sweating to keep from dripping sweat onto the
screen. See instructions for cleaning the screen.
Be very careful as you put screws back into the bezel pieces to not drop the screwdriver
onto the screen.
Get a friend to help with taking the screen stack out and putting the remaining stack
back in. Do the rest yourself, a one person potential of dropping things onto the screen
Store the protective screen you removed in a sheet or plastic clothing bags behind a
bookshelf or something in case you sell the TV to someone with kids or pets (let them put
the thing back in).
Thats it, just enjoy your glare free picture. I recommend checking convergence
since the screen stack is now the width of the protective screen further from the
mirror/tubes. Focus did not seem to be affected on my set. The effects were slightly
increased light output, no glare whatsoever, and the satisfaction of doing it myself
(though I will admit to a certain fear factor working with $800 and $500 screen