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Old 01-02-2008, 12:41 PM   #1  
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I just purchased the Pioneer PDP-4280HD. I picked it up from abes of maine Now, i was talking with an authorized Pioneer dealer and he told me i should NEVER use a tilt mount on a Plasma. I have no choice but to mount this TV about a fireplace so, it appears i really need to do such. My question, is there any truth to this statement of never using a tilt mount on a plasma TV? Any information would be much appreciated. Thank You.
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:23 PM   #2  
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We use tilt mounts for plasmas all of the time.
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:35 PM   #3  
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He was mentioning something about "always having a great picture at any angle" and by tilt mounting you are distorting that picture. He was probably trying to sell me a $300 flat mount.
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How high are you planning on mounting it??
Your gut reaction is probably correct--
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I think it is a standard height. Maybe 5 - 5.5 feet.
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I see plasmas tilt mounted all the time and PQ is fine/unchanged. I mean , i guess what he is saying is THEORETICALLY true....but it shouldn't matter to much. Although flat mounts are pretty cool.
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This sounds like a confused dealer.... it is a misconception that plasma displays must be kept upright to prevent damage. This is only true for preventing damage to the large glass panel during movement. Large glass sheets crack or break much easier when lying in a flat position due to the weight and vibration of the glass, so moving a plasma lying flat is a greater risk of damaging the large glass screen.
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Bought my wall mount on ebay for $27.00 complete, it has a 15 degree angle. Seller's handle on ebay is: assiamounts
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That is not true. Our store has all its Plasma screens on tilt mounts and they are perfectly fine. Ironically Plasma's had historically better viewing angles then LCD!

Only recently did LCD finally improve its angles which it could be seen.
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I think the dealer is thinking that you should not mount a plasma like in those old Phillips' ads on TV. You should NEVER place one on the ceiling facing down over the bed.
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