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PW7 question which my installer has demanded to know

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by music, May 3, 2005.

  1. music

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    am planning to have a 37" PW7 professionally installed by positioning in the recess of a marble fireplace....

    my installer wants to know if the screen runs hot - i.e. is ventilation required??? Does the metal casing at the back get warm? I read somewhere that some screens have fans - which made me worry about ventilation issues?

    Does the PW7 have fans?

    Also he noted that the equpiment underneath (especially amplifier will generate heat too!)

    Finally can anyone tyell me from the manual or whatever - what is the weight of a 37" PW7?

    And really finally, is it true that a plasma screen must always be maneouvred in the upright position??? - i.e. that it it will be damaged if placed on its side etc/

    Any help very gratefully received - as this is now holding up my installation
     
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    37PW7 is fanless and uses convection cooling (air rising through case) so air gaps above and below are requird. Weight will be about 30Kg (perhaps less). You can lie them down on something soft to fit the wall bracket to the back etc but never ever transport them flat always vertical.
     
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    thanks HD, can I tell him that overheating is simply not an issue?
     
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    AT your peril is the screen being built into the wall? or mounted in a close fitting recess ie a few mm around the outside... (surely the installer should know all of this already, weight, cooling etc)
     
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    No it will have about 2 feet of enclosed empty space behind it...! Does that sound alright?
     
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    Case gets quite warm top right.
    The rest of the back cover is cool to the touch.

    I'm not in an enclosed area.

    I seem to recall there being a fan kit for the 50" - I wonder if it would modify to the 37" - or has anyone else considered some sort of additional cooling - at least "music" could duct the heat up the chimney.....lol
     
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    teh PHD7 42" is also fanned not sure about the PV500s or the 37" HD panel (not available in UK)......
     

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