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TV Armor Is A Must-Have For Parents With LCD Or Plasma TVs

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By Chris Scott Barr

Remember back when the Nintendo Wii came out, how there were reports of idiots tossing their Wiimotes through their fancy TVs? Well that sort of thing is still an issue for people with LCD and Plasma TVs, and not just from flying game controllers. Since the screens are easily harmed, one company has decided to specialize in protecting these expensive pieces of equipment.

TV Armor is a simple way to prevent objects from impacting (and thus ruining) the screen of your HDTV. The solution is about as low-tech as it gets, consisting of a thin layer ( ¼-inch)of acrylic held on by Velcro straps. The acrylic is considered optical-grade so that it won’t reduce the quality of the image.

The TV Armor won’t win any awards in the looks department, but it isn’t hideous by any means. The acrylic blends in rather well, and the Velcro straps are barely visible. You’ll need to set back $69-$289 depending on the size of your TV. It’s a little salty, but far less than you paid for your fancy-pants TV no doubt.

[ TV Armor ] VIA [ Technabob ]








  • mcman

    Anyone can make a polycarbonate shield like this for a 50″ TV for less than $50. There are plenty of plastic distributors all over the country. All you need is a heat gun (rent one from a tool rental) to bend the stuff, a jigsaw (use tape on the saw as well as the plastic) and maybe some polycarbonate cement. Even if you messed the first try up you'd still be ahead of the game by a long $$$$hot.

    See what I did there?

  • michaelharper

    It's true that many people could make this cover themselves, I agree, but you know how it is – in a world where people are short of time, they will pay that sort of money to have someone else make it for them. Maybe a little sideline for you mcman?

  • nitemarc

    Bought it after a Wii 'incident' – don't even know its there, but I do know I want have to spend $2000 again….I do know that I don't want to spend time in my garage heating up polycarbonate and cutting plastic with a jigsaw – just by it all ready to go!

  • nitemarc

    Bought it after a Wii 'incident' – don't even know its there, but I do know I want have to spend $2000 again….I do know that I don't want to spend time in my garage heating up polycarbonate and cutting plastic with a jigsaw – just by it all ready to go!