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post #11 of 21
It's Sears. Keep the receipt if it doesn't work, take it back, they take everything back no questions asked when you have a receipt.
post #12 of 21
Hrmm.. I must have one beastly plasma.

I got the whole shabang about not transporting it laying down so I took it home standing up. I havent' transported it standing up since then and I've moved twice. I recently took a 30 minute trip with it in my mustang (lowered, very stiff ride, very jarring and bumpy) and had my media PC fall on top of it. No cracks or anything, I must be really lucky. It's sitting laying flat on my floor right now as it is.

I remember the guy selling me the TV tried to tell me I couldn't lay it down because "Plasma TV's use gas and if you lay it down the gases will mix and the TV won't work" rofl.

Now, I'm not saying lay it down, just saying I must be lucky.
 
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post #13 of 21
never heard of any of these reason for not laying them down flat. Only one I have heard was the glass could be broken if something fell on it.

Plasmas arent nearly as heavy a they were 5 years ago, so they will not collapse unto themselves. I've never heard of that happening. Not going from a store to home.Obviously scross state or sountry is a no go.
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post #14 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by RonB94GT View Post
I'm looking at buying a 50" at Sears. It won't fit standing up. 90% of what I read says not to lay down. The salesman said it would be OK if it was only 30 min. Probably feeding me bs to sell it? I really want the deal but am not going to risk damaging it.
go slap that salesman in the head, you NEVER EVER lay it down, the BIGGEST issue with laying it down is the screen is made of glass. plasmas are the heaviest tv (flatscreen wise) out there obviously most the weight is the components inside, that weight will be pushing against that glass and more times than not will crack or even shatter it, then bye bye beautiful plasma, take it out of the box when you buy it and sit it in a chair (it shouldnt have the stand on it so it will be smaller) and lay it against the seat angled toward the back and give it a seatbelt lol
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post #15 of 21
Doooon't lay it down. Where I worked, we would refuse to put a TV in a car if it was laid down, even if the customer had already bought it. We were trained to always tell the customer they have to have a car begin enough to fit it vertically.

Apparently, before that, the number of returns were devastating.
post #16 of 21
Just borrow someon'e van... My I ask why PLASMA?
    
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post #17 of 21
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go slap that salesman in the head, you NEVER EVER lay it down, the BIGGEST issue with laying it down is the screen is made of glass. plasmas are the heaviest tv (flatscreen wise) out there obviously most the weight is the components inside, that weight will be pushing against that glass and more times than not will crack or even shatter it, then bye bye beautiful plasma, take it out of the box when you buy it and sit it in a chair (it shouldnt have the stand on it so it will be smaller) and lay it against the seat angled toward the back and give it a seatbelt lol
Exactly what I did when my buddy gave me his plasma... =) Click It or Ticket!
    
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post #18 of 21
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Rep for the replys. I got a LCD last night.
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post #19 of 21
If you hard a perfectly new paved road laying the plasma down would be fine. You really want to avoid pumps because you could crack the screen. When I bought my plasma I transported it on its back about 15 miles and it was fine but I took the highway.

While it's in the box, it's meant to absorb shocks vertically, not horizontally.
    
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post #20 of 21
Quote:
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Just borrow someon'e van... My I ask why PLASMA?
Probably because plasma's look the best in the right conditions. Where I work they are TERRIFIED of laying TV's down.
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