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Moving a 46 Inch LCD

MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNARochester, MNRegistered User regular
edited January 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
All right so I am moving to Minnesota from Illinois and the only thing I really give a damn about is my new Samsung 46'' LCD 1080p television. This will be transported either in its original box and packaging in the backseat of my four dour sedan or it may be wrapped up in a king sized duvet / down comforter if the box doesn't fit. There is a possibility it may have to lay flat, or on a diagonal.

Is there any risk to the screen / television by laying flat, on a diagonal or possibly vertical if I use a hand truck to get it into my actual apartment building? The drive will be about 4.5 hours if that is any issue.

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  • Captain VashCaptain Vash Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'm like 90,000% certain that it's only plasma that can't be tilted.

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'm like 90,000% certain that it's only plasma that can't be tilted.

    That's exactly what I thought, but I wanted to get some more info.

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Plasma can't be laid flat. It can be tilted though. LCD is fine either way.

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  • Brodo FagginsBrodo Faggins Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Out of curiosity, why can't plasma be laid flat?

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The Plasma TV Buying Guide states:

    "Fragile, yes - as two sheets of glass are compressed together to form the plasma display element. While they must be handled with care, the main consideration is keeping them upright. The plasma glass is weighty and can crack if a plasma television when laying face down is jarred or dropped. Aside from that there is nothing really to be concerned about that you would not ordinarily consider"

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