I once left my 60GB iPod in my car overnight where the static temps were below 0F. When I got in my car the following morning I was greeted by a severely internally cracked and unusable screen.
Although I would hope that any shipping company wouldn't leave any kind of electronics outside in extremely cold conditions, I personally wouldn't want my new LCD TV left out in sub-freezing conditions for extended periods of time.
I am interested in this as well. My parent just bought a new 5th wheel trailer, which has a 20" or so Sharp LCD in it. Here in alberta, it is not uncommon to drop down to -35 degrees for a week at a time.
I told them to take it out for the winter (they wont use the trailer at all until May), but I am not sure if that is necessary. If it is not being turned on at all, is it a bad thing to have the LCD sitting in the cold?
Your LCD is more like an IC than a slab of glass. Just let it warm up some to avoid excess thermal shock. Be more concerned with taking something very cold into a warm, moist room, unless it's ok to hose down the inside of it.
I had my tv delivered on monday. The delivery guy said not to turn on the tv for about two hours because it had been in his truck in 10F weather for a good four hours. I cant really say if it helped or not but i can say that i dont have any problems with my set.
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