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Hanging Plasmas off the ceiling

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by scarty16, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. scarty16

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    I am asking this on behalf of a friend of mine, so please bear with me!!

    He wants to hang the plasma off the ceiling at one end of the lounge and when finished, rotate the plasma thru 90 deg, and have it flush against the ceiling, presumably with the screen facing towards the floor.

    1. Has anybody done this?

    2. Is it possible?

    3. Is he crazy? :suicide:

    4. How would you do this?

    5. Will it damage the screen? AFter all Philips show this in their advert.

    6. Any other problems?

    Thanks

    Simon
     
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    One of the first things plasma manuals say is do not lay plasma screen horizontally -- except perhaps for a few minutes when installing an input card. This is particularly true of transport, plasmas must always be shipped veritically; and usually are by specialist couriers. This is because the internal electronic boards are very close behind the screen. With movement the plasma glass could very easily hit these boards and destroy them or get destroyed by hitting them.

    I doubt that there are any brackets that would let you do this.

    Philips advert is totally insane fantasy and probably CGI anyway, but installing plasma this way would seriously restrict airflow and the screen would overheat and be damaged.

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  4. Joe Fernand

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    StooMonster - a man of your talents not facing up to the challenge; I am surprised.

    Scarty16 - we've supplied a few of the Inca lifts and mounts; though I doubt very much if the Ceiling lift has CE approval as sales will be so low as to make it uneconomical to put it through the license. See http://www.inca-tvlifts.com/plasmaindex.htm

    Its also going to cost about the same as a 42" plasma and require some serious engineering in your ceiling void (plus a control system like AMX or Crestron) - if your mates got the cash let me know and I'll get a price for you.

    Best regards

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    Interesting that the Beeb are using a Philips plasma lying almost on it's back at the Wimbledon studio...
     
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    JH4

    You'll find its been modified or there's a mighty big set of fans blowing cool air across the back of that display.

    One of the features of the drop down lifts I've shown is that the 'control' system must be set to put the plasma into standby before its stowed in the horizontal position.

    Even rotating a panel into 'Portrait' mode for Airport signage solutions requires that you look at airflow differently - Panasonic even supply different versions of the PWD and PHD models with different fan arrangements for Portrait type of installation.

    Best regards

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  7. scarty16

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    Cheers Guys I will pass on the info, and I will see what he says.

    Si..
     
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    Just looked at the link Joe posted - thanks mate, I feel sick now!

    When I saw the start of Vanilla Sky when Tom Cruise's plasma disappeared down into the floor, I thought "Wow". I am moving house in the summer and wall-mounting the plasma, with cables hidden in the wall, but some kind of retractable hidden plasma would be the absolute business. My friends gobs would be well and truly smacked! Mrs. Kazuya will not be happy now that idea is planted in my head....:D
     
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    One idea I quite liked was an install detailed in an issue of HCC not so long ago where the Plasma was mounted behind a picture frame and covered by a print/picture when not in use.

    Very slick.
     
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    I was watching MTV Cribs once and there was one of these rappers (not sure which one) with more money than sense and he had both a plasma on his bedroom wall AND bedroom ceiling!!!!!!!!


    :eek:
     
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    Well, it's an improvement because when most of the MTV cribs rappers used to show their big TV's it was a big ole RPTV....at least they've moved on to plasma now!
     
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    I think he was called "the bird" or something like that and if i remember correctly didnt he have two plasmas in each of his five bedrooms?? one on the wall and the other on the ceiling, not including several downstairs aswell!!!
    To make it worse he came out with i dont watch much T.V and don't know how to operate them, i have to call someone when i change a channel!!
    Just a bit jelous then:mad:
     

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