Originally Posted by Hawgfin
I'm expecting my plasma tomorrow morning and I have a question regarding the initial installation of the stand. Do you guys lay the television down on its' face when installing the stand? Can you do this with a plasma without damaging it? I've always heard that you never lay a plasma down. Any other alternatives?
I received mine on Monday, 54 inch VT25, the stand is easy to put together and has two posts, finger sized, that stand up a left and right but they will only go on one way.
The TV has two matching holes / receptacles in the bottom of the set to receive the posts, the posts go inside the set.
After putting the stand together you will need to pick up the TV from the box base and insert the posts into the TV receptacles. You should have help not because of weight, unless like me you have a weight restriction, but because of size and being unbalanced.
All in all fairly easy. Mine is on the stand going through the break in while I assemble the wall mount.
Not sure what size you have but the 50 inch looks similar per the owner’s manual that you can download from the Panasonic web site.
If you lay the set down you will have more problems due to the size of the stand and trying to wrestle with a large TV, IMO keeping it upright would be best.