Pay attention

by samkh - 6/11/09 5:44 PM

In Reply to: upside down vertically a problem?? by pana50

to the descriptions of how LCD and PDP screens are made, especially the cathodes, in following articles:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LCD_TV
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_display

It doesn't take much bowing of the glass panels to stress the cathodes and affect their conductivity. You may not see any ill effects immediately or even forever, but a damaged cathode(s) could someday fail and you'll wish you paid attention to handling advise. Simpler TV failures as in defective electronics and connectors are relatively cheap to fix, but a screen ... unless you're under warranty.