Originally Posted by mailiang
Movers have heavy insulation blankets that they can wrap around the TV. Then it should be stored upright for shipping. People should also remember to keep the screen liners and foam supports that come in the box on the TV. If not, find something similar to protect the screen.
Their point wasn't about physical damage to the screen, they basically told me that if you tilt a plasma, even a little bit, it could ruin the picture, even saying the picture would be discolored and you might as well throw it away if that happens. That was there point of about an Etch A Sketch, sorry if I wasn't clear, he described it like someone drawing on an Etch A Sketch, then when you tilt it, it messes up the drawing, same thing with a plasma. I just ended up driving them to my sister garage upright in the back seat with pillows, hoping I didn't tilt them and discolor my plasma somehow.
In my research on the web I've heard everything to it's okay because the manual tells you to tilt it to put the stand on. I've also seen others who say when plasmas were new on the scene you couldn't tilt them at all or risk ruining the picture screen. I don't know, it honestly felt like it was 50/50 for or against tilting your plasma, that it would or wouldn't damage it. I wasn't sure what to believe, is there anything official from plasma makers? lol
*edit* I just read this on a answers.com too.
"Can plasma screen tilted will it damage the plasma screen?
yes. most can tilt about 10 degrees back or forward, beyond that you're taking a big risk.
never, EVER, lay a plasma tv flat. Even if you're moving it and it's turned off.
The heavy glass can be de-laminated from the phosphors, blurring or ruining your picture.
If you really need to tilt your screen, the safest bet is an LCD."