You could probably get a piece of smoothed, beveled glass from a hardware store and four sticker-backed soft furniture pads to rest it on so it isn't resting directly on the screen for ~$35-45 depending on where you live. With the pads between the glass and the screen you have a layer of protection for monitor you can easily clean and also a half-centimeter or so to let air move over the top of the screen to prevent heating. Back when I worked in architecture and design we did something similar in a film studio that wanted to use an early flat panel as a coffee table. That was back when "flat panel" was essentially still CRT, but it would apply here as well probably. Really cool idea. I want to try this for my own game at some point. Edit: Re: cooling. We had ours on a pair of U shaped frames connected by a supporting brace, so there were only four points of contact on the television and about 2 feet between the bottom of the TV and the ground for cooling. I would recommend making something similar as placing the back vents of a tv on carpet or tile will overheat it as others have said. Can you cut way part of the coffee table you have it resting on so that frame is just supporting the TV?