They have to go somewhere so the TV station I work for gave their resident tech scrounger (me) two Panasonic plasma displays we used on our news set from 2007-2014. Both are very bright and display excellent colors as they displayed moving video and were turned off between newscasts however both have some very slight burn-in from a couple logos that were used over the years, surprisingly unnoticeable, I am guessing that is due to the quality of construction. One is a 720p 65" TH-65PH8UK
which at 200lb I managed to take off its rollaround mount and get both home in my Ranger but the other one, a 1080p 103" TH-103PF10UK
weighs 485lbs (panel only) and has a 200lb mount on wheels and I want to make sure I transport it properly to not damage it or hurt myself.
For the 103" I have a forklift and operator on the pick-up end but none on the drop-off end at this time which will either be my house if I am to keep it or at the office of my veterinarian if I choose to sell it.
I admit I am tempted to take it home and try it out but at 85" tall with no lower mount rungs it wont fit under the 77" threshold of my garage so it would have to be unmounted. Once off the mount there is no obvious place to grab it either, the back is of lightweight aluminum and on top there are two removable "eyes" for chain hooks to be used to hold it up with a forklift which is how it was assembled when we bought it...for over 40 grand in 07.
If it goes to my veterinarian it just needs to be unloaded into his clinic garage, he intends to use it as a "jumbotron" showing an ad out a window while the clinic is closed. But even that requires getting it off of whatever I deliver it in. A local truck rental suggested a collapsing flatbed trailer.
My questions for the group. Has anyone handled such a large panel before? Would it be better to transport it mounted or disassembled? If it is to be disassembled how many friends does it take to safely move a monitor 7 feet wide and four feet high weighing 485lbs? Other than by dropping it is there any way we could stress it in a way that could cause damage in transportation? Should I keep it? I already have a basement home theater with a BenQ 1075, if I kept it I would want to integrate it so I could pull a screen down in front of it but afraid I might prefer it. My vet has offered me 4 grand for it, how does that sound? Good for who?
Though discontinued this model is still listed on Amazon
and the reviews are humorous, there are many but only one is from a person who ever saw one. I can say firsthand that the remote control is not the size of a skateboard. The set does run off single phase 220 and draws 15A maximum. I cannot yet confirm whether or not you can get a tan by standing close to it while displaying a Hawaiian daylight scene.