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Richer Sounds Deliveries ?????

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by cucuz, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. cucuz

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    Just a note of caution to anyone buying a plasma from Richer Sounds . Today I have for the second time in a fortnight seen a delivery of plasmas to to one of their stores ...... 6 PLASMAS LAYED FLAT ON EACH PALLET ! Now call me Mr Picky but this doesn't seem quite right, does it ? :nono:
     
  2. papachumba

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    hmmm.. maybe the laying flat (at least before the first use) thing is just a roumor? can anyone confirm for sure?
     
  3. JonStatt

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    There is nothing wrong with it lying flat. It is just that the plasma is strongest in a vertical position. On its belly it won't take much pressure to crack the glass. Therefore to minimise the risk of breakage, it should be transported vertically. I know of no issue referring to first use, or having to wait before switching it on (like a new refrigerator)
     
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    Pioneer worry about it enough to put a sensor on the side of their plasma boxes to make you aware if it has been tilted!!
     
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    Hello all

    Laying a Plasma flat whilst its being transported in a van or similar is not a smart move.

    Take any large piece of flat glass and bounce it around in a van and it'll flex - now put a load of electronics within a mm or two of the plate of glass and see what happens when the glass 'bottoms' out on the electronics.

    Plasma work fine after they have been laid flat - in fact we've used some in a horizontal orientation on exhibition stands and the like (you do have to provide additional ventilation though).

    Very early c1998 Fujitsi panels suffered some strange effects after they had been transported - especially so if they got very cold; and these panels did require a bit of 'standing' time.

    I've never seen this phenomenon on any other Display since then.

    Best regards

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    So the problem is purely physical. IE Richer's problem. They might get 6 broken plasmas out of it, or they might all be fine. It's a very sad sight, they break like a car window, and it all sits in a horrid pile behind the plastic front screen.
     
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    Good job I acquired a spare screen for my 434!
     

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