Originally Posted by Herve
Today my wife and I looked at the Costco version of this set -- 80LE633
U. The television person told us that the set can be transported lying flat, as well as "kitty cornered"(upright, but at an angle), in order to get it to fit into a vehicle. He said that everything in the TV is plastic, unlike LCDs with glass-covered panels.
We live only about 3 miles from Costco and the road is paved and pretty smooth. I think the box would fit into the back of a friend's GMC Safari either lying flat or almost certainly upright, but at an angle.
Do you think what the sales person said was true?
these displays will not tolerate any laying flat OR at a angle that is a huge THIN panel of glass . .
slight vibrations (even when driving slow) will cause the panel to flex up & down . which start tiny stress fractures that grow with each up / down of the panel . then a complete panel glass failure . Ever seen those glass installers trucks with the custom made beds that hold the glass panel upright @ a very slight angle ? there's a reason for that . Glass panels are only strong when on edge
Think about it that's over $3,000 in a risk of breaking the display , that will make the warranty null & void .Do you really want to take that bet ? Over having the display delivered .
with a delivery all the risk is on the trucking company , if they break it even bringing the display in the house your off the hook for the replacement costs they eat them not you .
yeah there are guys who did get them home but you risk further problems with clouding by not handling the display correctly .
I M H O It's just not worth the risk to save a few bucks