Originally Posted by pocketpenguin
By the way, page 9 of the manual has instructions for installing the included stand. The instructions explicitly show the TV laying FLAT on a cushioned surface while you perform the stand installation.
For the 80" model, page 79 has explicit instructions on how to build a work surface out of the shipping box on which you will lay the TV FLAT so that you can install the stand.
Laying the TV flat does not ruin it. Dropping it, while upright or flat, probably will ruin it
Thank you, my family is really enjoying our new set. I'm hoping you will enjoy yours too. They really are beautiful sets.
As you quoted above, installing a stand in your own home without the tv being moved has nothing to do with the what the box states.
It states do not lay flat while transporting, not installing a stand!!
Sharp even states in their manual that you can lay flat while installing a stand. The Box is for transportation. Like apples and oranges my friend.
Anyway moving on, I am glad that you like your new TV. This set really rocks. I love watching it now. I just bought a Harmony One remote and connected everything to it one remote includung my soundbar. Now I can control all my 6 devices with one unit. That is exciting in itself.