Storing plasmas on their side/vertically

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  1. astonbilla

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    Hi Folks,

    Ordered a new 4270xd from currys and it arrived yesterday.

    Within minutes i had rejected it for 2 reasons.

    1. It had been stored on its side in the truck and as it arrived at 1730 it was obviously like that all day.

    2. The biggy - it was saturated at on side of the box to the extent that it was coming open. The delivery guy said "it's just damp!!"

    They won't deliver another one till the 4th of Jan but i get the impression they are all stored like this (vertically on one side) at the warehouse.

    IS this likely to do any damage? I have seen vertical wallmounts online etc
     
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    As far as I am aware it should be ok on its side. I think the porblems occur if they are layed 'flat' as this can cause stress to the glass which can lead to breakages. Could be wrong though
     
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    cheers mate
     
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    The problem is that the plasma box supports the four corners of the TV with white foam pieces, the weakest part is therefore the middle of the screen and this is where the majority of components are, so laying it on it's side at all is a bad move
     
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    sorry, i mean on its end. not flat, which i presume you mean.
     

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