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Old 12-02-2007, 01:39 PM   #1
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I have an Envoy and the only way a 52 inch LCD will fit is to lie the TV horizontally (as opposed to vertical for viewing). Is it safe to do this?
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I can't imagine shipping is all that much in comparision to what you spent on the set. its $65 at sears. I know you'll have to wait another few days, but is breaking the tv on the way home and fighting with them to return it worth saving it? I would rent a pickup from U-haul for $30, or borrow one, or have it delivered. it may in theory be ok to do, but its not woth it IMO.
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I'd be happy to pay to have it delivered but it's impossible for me to be home on the available delivery days. I think I'll be ok laying it on it's side or tilting it in the envoy. I just wondered if it's safe to do so. I know plasmas, for example, are supposed to stay vertical.
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Yeah, def not with a plasma. The most important thing is securing it well so it doesn't shift. most brands do an excellent job packaging their sets. be slow on the speed bumbs and curves. I'd still rent a truck, but I understand the inability to be home for delivery. Many retailers offer Sat. Delivery, would that be a better option?
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When I got my 52" Sharp last month the installation instructions tell you to lay the set on its face (carefully) to attach the base of the set. If you have to do this outside of it's shipping container then you would think that laying the set on it's back in it's box would be ok to transport the set home for a short distance as long as you didn't have anything on top of it. Just my 2 cents worth.
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just a thought, but i have a laptop with a lcd screen it is in all differant angles in my case on my dest etc. it is essentially the same technology as a tv. it has never had a problem with thie display. it is 5 yrs old and has seen temperature extremes. just my .02
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I have an Envoy and the only way a 52 inch LCD will fit is to lie the TV horizontally (as opposed to vertical for viewing). Is it safe to do this?

Get a twin bed or some sort of cushion that would fix in your truck -- GMC right!

To protect the LCD Panel (still can crack) and protect the back also with another cushion large enought to cover this set. YOu need to be care as you can't take the set back to the store if you crack the LCD Panel or damage on your own. Not even the extra protection will cover you. Once you take it out of the box in front of the store you on your own.

Right side up with the front up not down...
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