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can a TV be safely transported on its side?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by yetti, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. yetti

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    I had a 36" tv delivered on its side, when i told the driver this could have damaged the tube he looked at me stupid and told me he always transports big TV's on their sides. It was only after i carried the thing up a flight of stairs and lifted it onto the stand that i found that it would not switch on. Was i right in what i said and should i reject the next TV if that arrives on it's side?



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  2. GaryB

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    The main problem with transporting TVs on their sides is that it can lead to displacement of the shadowmask in the tube. This will give purity errors. It's unlikely that trasporting it on it's side caused the problem you have but it certainly wouldn't help.
     
  3. yetti

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    thanks GaryB third tv arriving tuesday hope i have more luck than with the first two.



    cheers

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