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Laying a plasma down

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by wellsi, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. wellsi

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    Just ordered my Hitachi 32PD3000; (£1949 with some dodgy price matching!) and am picking it up this evening.
    They've said I cannot lay the main screen box on its side under any circumstances; hitachi say the weight of the screen itself will cause bowing and could break the thin glass, and that it would also mess up the gasses as well.

    Any one heard of this (or actually layed these things on their side)?
     
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    you can lay it down on flat surface, but not in transit. what hitachi said is true.
     
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    why cant you lay it on its back if its in the box ??
     
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    Hello Slim

    Your moving a big slab of glass around - glass flexes!!

    Lay it down flat in a car and the first big bump you hit the glass may flex just enough to rattle itself off the internal electronics and you'll have a nice big piece of broken glass.

    DONT DO IT.

    Joe
     
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    dame thats bad so its a PIG to move them if you only have a car then
     
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    I've seen the result of several plasmas that have been tranported flat - some very expensive jigsaws. They will just about tolerate being moved flat if you are very gentle but I wouldn't risk putting one in a car flat.
     
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    when i get my screen if i get it im going to look @ getting a Flight Cases for it
     
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    Picked mine up TH50PHW6 stood it up on back seat of car, a Yaris
    no probs, not in box, just wrapped in bubble
     
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    That's the way to do it; initially sounds mad but is actually quite fine:
    Get the store to take it out of it's box and wrap it in bubble wrap.
    Line the rear footwell and back seat of your car with all your pillows and cushions, and a duvet or two, then transport it in the back seat being held upright by a friend.

    (This may not be so easy for a 50" screen admittedly...)

    And don't crash en route home.
     
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    When I've got mine from RS they've told me exactly the same.
    Their advice was to get a cab (nice idea, a cab has got enough room for a 42'' plasma)
    Well, I was quite lucky I just live 1 mile away from RS ;)
    (And btw he charged me £5 for 1 mile, but I couldnt be bothered to argue, not in that moment eheheh ;) )
     
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    You mean you spend thousands of pounds and they wouldn't drop off for free???
     

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