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I've read many threads on here saying why you shouldn't lay a plasma on its side during transport (or any other time) because it might crack the glass. The guy at Fry's warned me about this today, but I told him I was just going a couple of miles and he said "ok be careful." I just took it out of the box and it looks fine.

However, here's why I am writing this post: The Fry's guy also told me that since I was going to have it on its side for a while, I shouldn't power it on until tomorrow morning. Any ideas why this is??

By the way, it's a Samsung HP-T5054.
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As far as I know the only reason not to lay it down while driving is that you take a chance of breaking the glass especially if you hit a bump or something. Never heard of not being able to power it up because you had it on its side.
I have seen some people in this forum that live in really cold weather that wait to power it up so it has time to reach room temperature.
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It gives that Salesman a chance to find a place to hide,if there was damage done by listening to his advice !!
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I decided to go ahead and turn it on, and it looks great with the dish HD channels. I guess the main risk is just screen cracking and nothing more. Thanks for the input.
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yup just the added transport risk.
the internal electronics will be fine. people mount and view them at various angles even on ceilings/horizontal, so it's no problem.

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The reason why is because of the (plasma) gases that are in the TV move and settle in a certain area and if you don't let them run back and disperse themselves or itself throughout your tv, it can do serious damage ...
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The reason why is because of the (plasma) gases that are in the TV move and settle in a certain area and if you don't let them run back and disperse themselves or itself throughout your tv, it can do serious damage ...

The nice thing about the gases moving around like that, if you get burn-in all you have to do is shake it like an etch-a-sketch. Maybe they'll come out with a mount that has a shake feature.
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The nice thing about the gases moving around like that, if you get burn-in all you have to do is shake it like an etch-a-sketch. Maybe they'll come out with a mount that has a shake feature.

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The nice thing about the gases moving around like that, if you get burn-in all you have to do is shake it like an etch-a-sketch. Maybe they'll come out with a mount that has a shake feature.

Word of warning: Don't shake too hard, or you'll have to take it in to have the gas topped up. I had to have mine done twice last year, and it's expensive!
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Also wait 30 minutes after eating before you power on your plasma or you may get cramps.

The only problem is with transporting it because of the increased risk of breaking or cracking the glass, this has started other "rumors" about problems of lying a plasma down which are false.

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This is strange, I came here specifically for this very question and oddly enough I'm looking to transport the very same model..

Anyway, I did keep the base, foam and cardboard knowing I would be moving this thing sooner than later, I was intending to try and move it standing up. Although I'm not sure if I'll need to lay it on it's side. Is that serious about the gas dispersing like that?

don't obsess.. oh and good luck with that
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This is strange, I came here specifically for this very question and oddly enough I'm looking to transport the very same model..

Yes, that is very odd. Maybe you're experiencing the strange "deja vu" that occurs when people do a search of the forums.

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I was intending to try and move it standing up.

Excellent, it's easier than trying to move it while sitting down. Much easier in fact. The only time you should sit, is when you're ready for viewing.

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Is that serious about the gas dispersing like that?

Well yes and no. If you purchase a plasma budd plug, you can keep the gases from dispersing. Whatever you do, keep the set away from bright lights and don't turn your TV on after midnight during the first 30 days...You'll end up with stripe's running all over your set and damaging it.
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Its really not a problem if you get it with the optional plasma recirculation pump.
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My salesman warned about laying down because the plasma reservoir isn't sealed very well and it may leak. No worries though he gave me a small bottle of plasma juice to top it off just in case.
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My salesman warned about laying down because the plasma reservoir isn't sealed very well and it may leak. No worries though he gave me a small bottle of plasma juice to top it off just in case.


Isn't plasma what you get when your blood levels are low? What does plasma have to do with watching tv?

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My salesman warned about laying down because the plasma reservoir isn't sealed very well and it may leak. No worries though he gave me a small bottle of plasma juice to top it off just in case.

I hope he gave you the sugar-free juice. Otherwise, after 5 months, you may need new wall brackets.
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The Fry's guy also told me that since I was going to have it on its side for a while, I shouldn't power it on until tomorrow morning. Any ideas why this is??

Because you salesman works in the appliance area selling refrigerators - was covering the TV guy while he ate lunch.
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I purchased tanks of every rare gas that I need (argon, helium etc..) and rigged up my own plasma recharge pump. There ain't gonna be no stinkin "half-brightness" in this house any time soon.

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I purchased tanks of every rare gas that I need (argon, helium etc..) and rigged up my own plasma recharge pump. There ain't gonna be no stinkin "half-brightness" in this house any time soon.

With the right amount of helium you won't need a wall mount, just a couple of strings from your plasma nailed to the floor.

When I die I want to go peacefully, in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming and scared like the other three people in his car!
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Well..... this has certainly good for few chuckles anyway.... ROFLMAO
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I purchased tanks of every rare gas that I need (argon, helium etc..) and rigged up my own plasma recharge pump. There ain't gonna be no stinkin "half-brightness" in this house any time soon.


Were you able to find a good source of Dilithium gas?
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Well.. isn't everybody here the comedian, guess that's what I get when reading this with my eyes half shut

don't obsess.. oh and good luck with that
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Well.. isn't everybody here the comedian, guess that's what I get when reading this with my eyes half shut

Sometimes we have to break the Boredom ....
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