Is it safe to tip a Mitsu 55411 on its side?(or any RPTV for that matter)

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  1. Ted Ross

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    I really want the Mitsubishi 55411 for my room, but because of a tight corner I wont be able to wheel it in on its casters-I can get it in if I tip it on one end, but I am not sure if thats the right thing to do with a rptv-of course, I would be very careful doing this if its possible-LMK
     
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    The way my WS55411 was delivered Saturday was had it on a dolly wheels down, he strapped it in that took it into the house on its side. So far so good, now I lowered the contrast to about 25% & brightness to about %40, 0 on the sharpness. Looks like a movie now.
     
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    Thanks for the info! Question- Mitsubishi doesnt have the dimension drawings on thier site for the new models, but if Im not mistaken doesnt the 55411 actually not 27 7/8 inches deep-its a plastic piece that sticks out the back that makes it the deep-right?-just like the older models.
     
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    Yes, they are about 28" deep. It is MDF board that sticks out on the back. If I'm not mistaken, the 55" mits' are almost a perfect square 50x50, tilting it on it's side would be no smaller to fit in the room. You may consider the 65" that separates into two pieces.

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    Went & bought one today(it wont be in till around the 30th, though [​IMG] )-I was right-the main part of the TV is only 22 inches deep & a piece of triangular plastic sticks out the back another 6 inches-it doesnt go along the whole length of the back of the set, though-there is 6 inches on either side of the TV where the plastic piece isnt located-that 6 inches helped me make the corner(if the plastic went the whole length of the back of the tv & wouldnt make it-but it doesnt!) Thanks for the input & Ill post how the mitsu looks in about 3-4 weeks
     
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    Stephen, congrats on the set! I bet you're happy. Have you calibrated via AVIA or VE yet? Or have you made the essential, must-do-immediately picture adjustments? Also, are you planning on a professional calibration?

    Ted: Despite Stephen's extremely good fortune with the delivery of his Mitsu, I'd be very, very cautious about tipping an RPTV on its side. If it were my own money, I wouldn't do it—mirrors can slip (and have), and other, worse things. If you do go ahead with this plan, do everything extremely slowly. And I mean inches at a time. Keep us posted.
     
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    Read my above post-I dont have to! I re-did my cardboard cutout in accordance to the new measurements(from the outside edges to about 6 inches in the TV is only 22inches thick-after that it goes up to ~28 inches thick-my 1st carboard mockup I made was 28 inches thick throughout the whole set, but after finding the true measurements I remade my cutout & it turns the corner no problem with the 22 inch edges! Now I just have to wait for my set.
     
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    Forgive me, Ted, for not having read closely enough what you said. Well, then keep us posted of the set's arrival. Good luck!
     
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    Will do, thanks [​IMG]
     
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    Congrats on the purchase, Ted! Like I said in the other thread, you won't be disappointed. It's a fine set with a great line doubler, for my purposes anyway! One of my favorite features is the Parental Lockout of the front buttons on the set. I have an 11 month old and a 5 year old who has cousins over often, and I cringed at the idea of the dreaded "A/V Reset" button, but you can lock it all out through the menu. I'm very happy with my 55311 and it's tons of features. I can imagine that the 55411 will have even more toys to play with! Let us know what you think!

    Mat
     
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    I just ordered my 55411 today for delivery in early November when the theater will be done. Curious as to everyone's experience with the set. I'll likely calibrate as best I can with the Avia disc but plan on a ISF calibration soon after.

    Associated Equip:
    Rotel RSP-1066 PRe/Pro
    Rotel RMB-1075 Power
    Panasonic DVD-RP32S
    Rega Planet 2000 CD Player
    Vienna Acoustics Mozart (Front)
    Vienna Acoustics Maestro (Center)
    Vienna Acoustics Haydn (Surround)
    Velodyne CT-120 Sub

    The room, when finished, will be approx 15'x13'x8'. I'll post before/after pics when done.

    Plan on learning a lot here in the mean time.

    Cheers!
    Bill
     

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