Originally Posted by DREAMMOS
Hey guys I have a question about placing a plasma TV on the stand it comes with. Do you place the panel bezel first on a table like the manual states and then attach the stand, or do you use a different method? Also, if you do place it bezel first on a table what do you use so that the bezel or glass does not get scratched? Any help/advice will be appreciated.
It depends on the brand and how the stand is attached to the TV.
If it's a Panasonic for instance, it's safer to place the stand on the table first, then you and a helper gently lower the TV onto the posts until it stops. Then you just install the retaining screws. This is how CC did it with my old Panny PX50U and how Magnolia did it with my new PZ700U.
If the stand bolts to the backside of the cabinet (like i've seen on many LCD TVs and i think the Pioneer too) then you probably have no choice but to lay the TV face down on a table to facilitate stand installation. A soft blanket or a sheet folded several times should be enough to protect the bezel, but don't let the TV drop the last inch as you pull your fingers out from under it.