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Tipping a Plasma - allowed ??

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Darbyweb, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. Darbyweb

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    Hi

    Taking delivery of my Pioneer on Friday - following incorrect one sent last time.

    The packaging box had a Tilt sensitive label on it.

    Is a Plasma not allowed to be laid flat/tipped back ??




    Dean.
     
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    I have the Panny 42" and I believe that you are allowed to lay them flat or tipped if stationary but MUST be transported upright. I don't know if the same applies with your screen tho.

    Cheers

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  3. Darbyweb

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    Thanks for that Steve - whats the car by the way ???



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    You must not transport any plasma screen lying flat. The internal electronic boards are sitting very close behind the screen. The plasma panel could hit these boards and destroy them or get destroyed by hitting them very easily. But you can lie or tilt it stationary without any problem, although you should not install it lying flat (i.e. on the ceiling above your bed), that would affect the cooling air flow, the screen could overheat.
     
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    If they are laying flat when transported, the glass flexes in and out at the centre of the screen from the vibrations from the journey. This causes the glass to bash into the pixel grid basically leaving a big dead patch in the middle! :eek:

    Never seen one before but am seriously paranoid when I move them around here :rolleyes:
     
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    ...looks like a Lotus Exige to me...
     
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    Ross - you would be right ;)
     
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    Sorry, I find most of the above incredible. I have never seen a transport or courier company exercise this level of care. Therefore, as 99.999 per cent of plasmas are delivered by this method, and a lot fewer than that are faulty, they must be much tougher than we're led to believe. (I recognise this may be an attempt at self-delusion as I'm expecting delivery of my first plasma this week.)
     
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    Some people (e.g. Richer Sounds) use special couriers (not your standard ****tylink gorillas) to ensure the plasmas are delivered undamaged.

    The guy who delivered mine had to unpack it and check the glass to make sure he hadn't damaged it in transit. The check sheet had a number of other check points to do this, such as arrival at the distribution warehouse, before leaving the warehouse etc.

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    The guy that delivered mine (ordered through NexNix) was also a specialist plasma courier who kept it strapped upright in the back of his van.

    An engineer who came round to fix the (slightly dodgy) stand said there was no problem temporarily lying them flat as long as you took care. We laid the screen on a bed (with a thick duvet) in order to attach the stand. I was nervous about doing it, but he seemed to know what he was talking about. He did agree that in no circumstances should they be transported in any direction other than vertically.

    Nice car by the way.
     

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