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Old March 21, 2011, 02:06 PM
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I've recently purchased a new TV for my house. A beautiful Sony Bravia KDL55EX713 LED TV. Now, this TV will go in my basement which is still in renovations. I hooked the new TV in my living room, but now I have to store my 40" Samsung.

Initially, I stored it under my bed on the flat. Now my question is:

How should I store it properly ? Should leave it in a upright position instead ?

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Old March 21, 2011, 02:16 PM
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I think up-right is better, but as for side-effects of laying it flat, not sure. From a technology stand-point, I don't see any harm being done. Laptops, smart phones, tablets all sit it every possible position really without harm and it's still LCD screens.

However, I've only ever seen TV's stored upright in stores/warehouses. Must be a reason for it ;)
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However, I've only ever seen TV's stored upright in stores/warehouses. Must be a reason for it ;)
It's more space efficient, easier to take out a single television for stock transfer/sale, and the widest sides on the box are typically only rated for 50-70lbs, stacking them horizontally could potentially crush the boxes and damage the screens. (there's nothing but a plastic bag and cardboard protecting them)

EDIT: that said, it would be better to store it upright, it would be less prone to accidents.
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I say strap a piece of plywood to the front(with somethign to protect the retarded glossy bezel), wrap the whole thing in a couple beach towels and stick it somewhere that it will not get crushed or kicked.
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I say strap a piece of plywood to the front(with somethign to protect the retarded glossy bezel), wrap the whole thing in a couple beach towels and stick it somewhere that it will not get crushed or kicked.
It's safely covered with around 3 inch of bubble wrap + a piece of cloth to prevent scratches. I think I'm good,
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As long as you have it screen up and not screen down it should be fine. I've moved a 32" LCD TV in a vehicle several times having it either standing upwards or with its screen facing up and placing even light items ontop of it (boxes and its internal packaging of course) and i've had no issues at all.
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i sell a fair amount of LCD TV's, and I was told upright is better.

When transporting tvs, and they are put face down, I was told to give it 30min to "warm up" in an upright position. Whether this is due to the angle or to the cold, I am unsure.
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