Moving 56H80 up stairs

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  1. Rob Scott

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    I am considering buying a Toshiba 56H80 but before I proceed I want to make sure I will be able to get it into my home theater room.
    The room is up a flight of stairs with a 90-degree turn right at the bottom. It's a bit on the narrow side, but I don't have measurement with me right now.
    Does anyone know how it is shipped? In one piece? Can it be separated into two for easier moving?
    Thanks!
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    Andrew wrote: I have a similar situation...
    Yow! Thanks for the warning! Before I even consider buying it perhaps I'll "mock it up" with a cardboard box. It's pretty much a rectangle, right? Is there anything sticking out in the back?
    Thanks again.
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    Well, the top of the TV is narrower than the bottom, but the dimensions you'll find are for the widest part of the TV.
    Again, I'll say that the 56" maybe could have fit, but the delivery people refused to try, and it was too heavy to try just between my wife and me.
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    Hi Rob,
    Here's info on a mockup .
    Just FYI. There's also a thread (not sure if it is here or at a diff forum) of 56/65h80 that was cut in two on-site by Tosh-Canada and reassembled in the media room. TV works fine afterwards apparently w/ no ill-effects from the surgery.
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    Thanks, errol! If I had enough time on my hands, I would probably do that.
    Last night I tried "mocking up" the size of the TV using a few pieces of PVC pipe measured to the correct dimensions. Looks like the 56H80 won't fit. Bummer.
    I suspect the new 50H81 would probably fit; I found the dimensions online and will check it out this evening.
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    Brett, thanks for the link. I had tried downloading that from the Toshiba site previously, but it kept giving me some kind of strange error and just displayed black squares.
    It appears the 56H80 is out of the question. Do you know if there is a similar document for the 50H81 or is it too new?
    Thanks again!
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    Rob,
    While not as detailed as my previous link, Toshiba does have the owners manual for the XXH81 series online. On page 50 it has the dimensions. I'm sure it will suffice for a mockup.
    I have not found an installation guide for the XXH81 series yet.
    Hope this helps.
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    I have this exact problem. I'll build a mock-up of the Tosh to see if it will fit. My other option is to buy a Mitsubishi Diamond or Platinum Plus. They split in half!
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    Just get a front projector instead [​IMG] they will fit in one hand...and a 100" diagonal to boot!
     
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    I had to deal with a similar situation, I live in a frickin' apartment on the 2nd floor. My Toshiba 56H80 was left on the curb as expected by the delivery service (ordered from Onecall).
    It took three large friends and myself nearly an hour to get it up the stairs. We left it in the box and very carefully turned it on it's side. Two guys stood on top and pulled the straps on the box while the other two of us put our entire bodies underneath and pushed with our backs. We'd push it up a step...rest for a minute...push it up a step, etc. I was just darn lucky that there was BARELY enough clearance to make the turn from the stairs to my doorway without lifting it over the railing. That could have been a disaster. But all in the all the TV works perfectly, there were no ill effects from the move.
    So for anyone trying to do this, just make sure you have a lot of friends on hand with a good sense of humor. Otherwise it would have been impossible!
     

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