Originally Posted by RandyWalters
Why not? House windows don't crack or break at low temperatures in the winter so i don't see why a glass plasma panel would be at risk.
From the ST60 manual - Operating Conditions - Temperature: 32 °F - 104 °F (0 °C - 40 °C), Humidity: 20 % - 80 % RH (non-condensing).
I imagine there are no TVs (Tube, LCD, LED LCD, Plasma, etc) that are rated for use below 32 °F so i don't think LCD would have any particular advantage in cold conditions.
It does not have so much to do with the temperature but the rapid changes.
Most windows/Sliding doors etc are thick tempered glass, or dual pane tempered glass. I've seen both crack due to a rapid temperature change lets say when a Thudnerstorm hits and the temp drops rapidly.
I am not 100% sure if Plasma is tempered glass or not, but I know its much more fragile than most doors and windows.. I've seen them crack/break under way lass then I have seen a glass door.
Factor in temprature changes, humidity/condensation etc.. Really I wouldent put a TV outside perminately anyways unless it was just a really cheap unit however I feel that LCD would have far less change of having panel issues than Plasma