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Can you lie a plasma panel on its face?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by General Skanky, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. General Skanky

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    I ask as I was told you couldn't. Is that correct?

    Reading the wall bracket fixing instructions seems to show a panel on its face allowing attachment to the panel.

    Thanks.
     
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    You can lie it on its face no problems. However, you should never transport it on its face, because it may damage the screen when you go over a bump!!

    Chris
     
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    Thanks.

    I was told it would break it in some way. :rolleyes: Old wive's tale.
     
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    for 10 minutes its fine (but then cant switch it on for 24 hours............ i have fitted may wall brackets and desk top stands without resorting to lying one down (needs 2 preferably 3 people)
     
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    General Skanky

    Yes and NO!

    You can lay it down without any trouble - as long as you don't:

    01. Put any pressure on the front glass! Ensure its only the bezel that's touching the surface your laying it down on.

    02. Your not planning on transporting it in the back of a car or van lying face up or down; keep it vertical when moving it around.

    Best regards

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    Thank you all.

    It was while I fit the bracket. :smashin:
     
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    one person holds it upright, one person fits bracket, why do you think you need to lie it face down?
     
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    pjclark1

    Try inserting a Video Card in an MXE1 or PHD7 when its upright :)

    Best regards

    Joe

    PS Especially at 04:00 - no others mugs around to help out!!!
     
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    yes, I have already inserted a SCART terminal board into an upright PWD6
    2 coffee tables 3 foot apart, 1 plasma leg on each table, board goes in easy.
    The thought of ever lying it face down, never crossed my mind.
     
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    I'll not be trying that trick with a 50" PHD mind!!!

    Best regards

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    What about turning them on their side to insert the cards ? and leaning them against a sofa or something screen first to fit the bracket ? what's wrong with that ?

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    I only asked as the instructions for the bracket 'seemed to suggest' it with their pictures.
     
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    Hi

    Thought I'd throw in my two-pence.

    Hire companies ship lots of plasmas in flight cases on their sides/backs all the time. Some venues have plasmas installed under the floors or on ceilings. In the years since plasmas came out I have never seen damage occur just because of the position of the screen.

    Of course you shouldn't stand on it or lay it on top of something sharp but you would take the same care when it was placed on a wall, I have a 2 foot exclusion zone round mine for the kids !!!


    Cebs
     
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    they shouldn't tho............. all flight cases and bags should be shipped vertical......their screens their cost........when they turn into a pile of glass...
     

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