Do Not lat flat for transport!!!

For anyone unsure about placing a plasma on its side. I just picked up a plasma TV and mentioned to the salesperson that due to the size of the screen that I would need to lay it flat to get it in my car and get it home. He said it would be fine, in fact he said that they are shipped to the store horizontally. All four of the sales people agreed and said it is an old wife's tale that plasmas can't be placed or transported on their sides. The only caution was not to power it up for two hours after standing it back up. WRONG!! The screen has about 6 or 7 long cracks on the internals glass. TV ruined.