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Topic # 26353 19-Sep-2008 14:43
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ok, i've all but actually purchased a Samsung 46" LA46N81BX

a friend of mine tells me that with panels this big you HAVE to transport them upright or the panels may crack, even in factory packaging. This seems a tad extreme but i'm not willing to risk it.

I have a Caldina stationwagon, which with anyluck (and the seats folded down) will house my soon-to-be new purchase on the way home from the store.

Do i believe the hype, or do i dismiss it as paranoia and just drive sensibly with it in the boot for the 10mins it takes to get home(avoiding potholes and speedbumps where possible)?

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  Reply # 165651 19-Sep-2008 15:14
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Yeah I heard about this (and it does say it in some manuals) AFTER I drove around 2 hours from Wellington to Palmerston with my 42" plasma laid flat in the back of the car.  46" will be quite high, and I think you might find it won't fit sitting up in the back of your station wagon anyway?  They are seriously bigger in their boxes than you'd think!  Mine has been going fine over a fireplace for over a year now, but just make sure you have a decent warranty is all I can suggest.



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  Reply # 165652 19-Sep-2008 15:18
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yeah, when i helped my mum get her 32inch panasonic we threw it in the bed of a hilux truck and drove home without thinking about it (obviously still excercising some care)

will definately be measuring the width of my boot before purchasing anything... theres no way i could torture myself by buying such a TV then waiting days on end for delivery :D

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  Reply # 165993 21-Sep-2008 12:30
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So you are willing to bet your $3000 TV that you can get it home without damaging it? 
Flat panel displays are designed to support the display matrix in the vertical plane so by transporting it horizontally you risk the display flexing and possibly producing hairline cracks in the circuitry.  You may get away with it in a 32"but the larger the screen the greater the risk.  I know plasmas are succeptible to this because of the weight of the glass but why risk it with the plastic in an LCD?
I would have thought it may be better to put the responsibility for getting your purchase installed in operating condition in your home on the shop. 
Bargain hard and make them include delivery and installation as part of the deal, if they want your business bad enough they will.




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  Reply # 166001 21-Sep-2008 12:50
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I just wanted to asses the group concensus about this, rather than taking the word of a friend who may (or more likely may not) know what he's on about.


it's home safe and sound, much to my housemate's jealous looks (it's in my room, rediculous as that is). i did have a lenghthy discussion with the sales clerk about it, plasmas are a lot more suseptible (sp?) to this, not that it eliminates any risk for LCDs.

Will definately not be risking it again, sprouted more than a few grey hairs on the way home (@ 30kmph.... lucky the shop is just up the road). Also was required to let it stand upright for half an hour or so before powering it up, much like moving a fridge. In hindsight it was indeed a silly move: and i'll be getting a vehicle large enough to transport it properly next time.

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  Reply # 166656 23-Sep-2008 23:50
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As far as I know Plasma screens have to be upright at all times.
LCD it doesn't matter.
LCD monitors are transported flat all the time so why would it be any different for a TV?




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  Reply # 166714 24-Sep-2008 12:25
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i own that tv. it will fit in a toyota corolla hatchback upright inside its box.

i think the story about keeping them flat really applies to plasma as the glass is really heavy in a plasma and the weight of the glass causes problems when its on its side. lcd are lightly so i think it should be fine. however i would still never transport my lcd on its side.

How much did you pay? It's a great TV, i paid $3200 6 months ago, but i see they are done to $2500. It does good 1:1 pixel mapping.




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  Reply # 166726 24-Sep-2008 12:55
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Was better to negotiate free delivery (or reduced price to cover cost of delivery).  Essentially got the lowest price and then used the free dlivery as the clincher.
Recently, our TV was delivered, and then was assembled and put in situ within 5mins.  Therefore if the item is dropped and damaged in the process it is not my issue, as I have not accepted until in place.



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  Reply # 166730 24-Sep-2008 13:10
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kiwijunglist:
How much did you pay? It's a great TV, i paid $3200 6 months ago, but i see they are done to $2500. It does good 1:1 pixel mapping.


picked it up for 2.5k at noel leemings. absolutely loving it!

i only have it plugged into rabbit ears & ps3 via hdmi, with stereo RCA to my sound system at the moment, any idea why the TV speakers and the stereo output are not in sync? is a bit annoying having to turn on/off the internal mute pending the time of day.

is there a setting i have missed somewhere?

also: do you know if it will display the resolution of the current source? i know a few sonys will tell if its recieving 720, 1080i or 1080p onscreen... just curious.

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  Reply # 166784 24-Sep-2008 16:36
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TV got an info button maybe?

If you have any signal processing enabled on the stereo, it will have more to do before it outputs the sound, which can cause a delay.

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  Reply # 166813 24-Sep-2008 17:41
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+1 turn off all sound processing on TV

I myself don't use TV for TV i just use HTPC all the time.




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  Reply # 166967 25-Sep-2008 09:35
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the stereo being used is an altec lancing 2.1 setup, only controls are volume, trble and bass...

will have a look into the TV sound processing when i get home, thanks for the heads-up Innocent

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