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Can I transport an LCD TV on its side???  

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi there...

Being overly cautious I presume, but anyhow...i'm picking up my new 37 inch LCD tomorrow in original packaging. Can I transport it on its side or does it need to be upright? I know there's some question with Plasmas, but how about LCDs?

Steph
post #2 of 14
I'm not sure what you mean by "on it's side". If you mean laying it down, I would transport it upright if possible.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi there...

Yes I do mean laying it down. What is the problem with it being layed down? Any other input from others?

Steph
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by stephpar
Hi there...

Yes I do mean laying it down. What is the problem with it being layed down? Any other input from others?

Steph
I also, would not transport it that way. I think the problem is that the glass will be prone to breaking while lying horizontally. A big bump in the road could cause damage to the glass.

ft
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by ftaok
I also, would not transport it that way. I think the problem is that the glass will be prone to breaking while lying horizontally. A big bump in the road could cause damage to the glass.

ft
Remember that these things are often sold over the Internet, and spend days banging along in UPS trucks with a zillion other boxes. I have to believe that some of them end up traveling on their sides, and I would think the people who designed the packaging kept this in mind. Otherwise wouldn't we be hearing all sorts of complaints about LCD TVs arriving at people's homes cracked?

Of course maybe this is a big problem, and I'm just not aware of it.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
hey...

my car is 2 inches short of taking it home upright today....but it's home lightning quick if it's on its side. Bummer. I don't hear much of a concensus that it's ok to put it on its side. Maybe if a few more people chime in ....grin

Steph
post #7 of 14
I've seen lots of flatpanels stored on their sides, and they come out okay. I'd say if you're careful and it's well packed, it'd be fine. But it's probably best to transport it upright.
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
grin...more posts like that and i'll be in my car in an hour!!!

Thx for the input
Steph
post #9 of 14
Actually, what does it say on the box?
post #10 of 14
if it is 2 inches short in box, you may be able to get it into the car upright out of the box. however, there really isn't any technical reason why you can't transport an LCD on its back. if you had to, i would double check the markings on the box to make sure it is face up, lay it on blankets or something, and tie it down if possible.
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
going to call the store in a 1/2 hour when it opens and find out what it says and when i bought it one salesman said upright for sure, and another said there's no problem with it on its side. Sigh

Steph
post #12 of 14
Transported mine on its side (Sharp 37") from Delaware - no problem. Dealer helped place it in the hatchback. Your car's suspension/shocks should dampen accelerations that could hurt it. I wouldn't off-road it or seek out major potholes, though :D :D .
post #13 of 14
should be no big deal. have seen it done many times.
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
posts are getting better...this is awesome. GRIn

Steph
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