51H83 in 2 pieces

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  1. Mike Boniferro

    Mike Boniferro Second Unit

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    I have been told that the 51H83 can be taken apart into 2 pieces for moving down tight areas. I am pretty sure it will not go into my basement as one piece.
    How easy is it to take apart, I can't seem to find any info on Toshiba's website...
    Also, is there anything I shold keep in mind when taking it apart?
    thx
    mike
     
  2. Greg.K

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  3. Craig Woodhall

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    I think Greg is right.

    Craig
     
  4. JohnnyG

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    Although the 51" set is not marketed as a 2-piece cabinet, it can be taken apart in a similar fashion. It requires more work, but the seperation point is the same.
     
  5. Mike Boniferro

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    uh oh
     
  6. Adrian D

    Adrian D Stunt Coordinator

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    JohnnyG is correct.
    It had to be done with my 51H83.
    A couple of authorized Toshiba technicians came to my house and did it.
    There is a long story as to why it had to be done (really screwed up situation), but it can be done.
     
  7. Mike Boniferro

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    Adrian,
    from watching the toshy reps take yours apart, is it something you would try to do yourself?
    thx
     
  8. Adrian D

    Adrian D Stunt Coordinator

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    Mike,
    Yes, it did look like something that I could do myself.
    I didn't watch them like a hawk, but I did watch.
    They pretty much just started taking out screws.
    The main two parts are the top (the screen and the mirror) and the bottom, which contains almost all of the weight.
    Good luck to ya!
     
  9. Mike Boniferro

    Mike Boniferro Second Unit

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    Unbelievably (just ask the delivery guys) the tv fit without needing to be disassembled.
    Just got everything put together and looking great
    Now I've just gotta play with aspect ratios!!
     
  10. NingW

    NingW Auditioning

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    How do you guys like the 51h83? I just purchased it and it will be delivered in a couple of days. Do you guys have any advice/information that would be helpful? Was this a good purchase for hdtv?
     
  11. Mike Boniferro

    Mike Boniferro Second Unit

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    I think that it was an excellent choice for you!!
    I love this set!! I sell TV's for a living, so believe me I did a lot of research and I'm sure you will be happy.
    My only advice, use good component cables and run VE on it as soon as you can.
    Looks like i may be getting mine calibrated by Michael Chen from The Laser Video Experience on Monday... I'll let you know how that turns out.
     
  12. JohnnyG

    JohnnyG Screenwriter

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    Michael Chen's company is "The Laser Video Experience".
     
  13. Mike Boniferro

    Mike Boniferro Second Unit

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    just edited, Gregg pointed me to him so I assumed they were affiliated [​IMG]
     
  14. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    That would be Michael Chan. [​IMG]
     
  15. JohnnyG

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    Unless we're talking about 2 different people, it is Michael Chen (aka "Michael TLV").
     
  16. Mike Boniferro

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    That's right, it's Michael Chen and they have' Michael TLV' listed on the Lion AV site, hence the confusion. [​IMG]
    buy anyways, either way I'm looking forward to a calibration!
     

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