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Hi, thinking of getting the new 55" Vizio, but can't stand it up in my car. I know you can't lie plasmas down or the screen might crack-how about an led tv?
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Hi, thinking of getting the new 55" Vizio, but can't stand it up in my car. I know you can't lie plasmas down or the screen might crack-how about an led tv?
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I think that is a myth about plasma's. Just look around in the stores and you will see a lot of TV's laying on their sides, especially up on the top shelves.

Just make sure it is secure so it doesn't bounce around during transport and you should be fine.

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The panel mass of a plasma unit is significantly higher than a LED-LCD, which makes them (plasma) prone to transport damage - if not secured properly. The packaging for panel televisions is engineered to optimally support the load distribution of the unit inside, in a vertical orientation. That's not to say you can't transport one in a car, truck or SUV laying flat - just be aware of your roadway. The mass/weight of LCD units is so much lighter it's really not an issue, even more so now that LED based units have lightened things up even further.

It if makes you feel any better you can always open the box before you load it, to make sure to orientate the box in the vehicle with the screen surface facing upward.
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I put my 46 inch edge-lit LED (Samsung) into my van last spring, lying flat, and drove normally for about a half hour getting it home. No problem. Severe bounces are the problem, not lying down. Even then, I'd rather have it lying flat rather than risk falling over.
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Its fine if you want to risk buying a non-returnable broken TV. Just pay for delivery. Glass has to be transported standing up.
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