Originally Posted by Playdrv4me /t/1474480/official-zt60-owners-thread/7410#post_24253124
Do not transport this flat. I used to have all kinds of reasons why you shouldn't do this, but I think it really just varies from one TV to another as far as structural rigidity and assembly quality, and the driving habits of *most* people even on their best behavior. The Kuros for example weigh a BUTTLOAD and are extremely rigid sets with a ton of extra casement around the PDP, but in the ZT the panel basically IS the whole TV and the case is not terribly rigid. It's strong enough to take a beating in a freight truck as we've seen in one particular case here, but a long drive home out of the box and laying flat will probably just put too much stress on this design to not result in potential cracks. Even transporting it this way *in* the box is probably not the best idea, Panasonic's packing is just adequate enough for vertical transport. You made the investment, so make a little more investment and rent a good trailer to put it in and tow. When you add in the potential micro-fracture issue, you have other risks to deal with even without an outright panel crack.
If you don't heed this advice and decide to transport it flat anyway, you at the very LEAST need to put your engineering hat on, figure out exactly where the pressure points are going to be as it lays down, create as flat a floor as possible and then support it with clothes, blankets or other soft items that are not so soft as to cause a bouncing effect, but not just sitting on nothing where every expansion joint and road change will be transferred straight to th
Thanks for all the input guys.
I think I am going to rent an SUV and transport it vertically. Box height is 40.2" So it should fit in a Ford Escape.
Has anyone played 3D content on the TV from a USB stick?