Originally Posted by RandyWalters
You friend is a dumbass, and a lucky one at that. Every Plasma manufacturer requires their Plasmas to be shipped upright, not laying down. The packing material is not designed to properly support the TV laying down.
If that's the only reason they recommend that, then its not an issue. We actually removed the TV from its packaging and wrapped it in a ton of bubble wrap. So it was evenly supported.