WEGA sets...why so heavy?

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  1. Michael*K

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    Can anyone explain why the WEGA sets are so much heavier than any other sets of comparable size? When I got rid of my old 32" (a Phillips) I walked out the door with it by myself. I've had my 32" WEGA set since the spring and we almost got hernias bringing it in the house. And sometimes I look down at my TV stand to make sure there's no wood splitting on it. [​IMG]
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  2. BradZ

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    to make the picture tube flat but maintain it's strength it has to be significantly thicker. lots more glass equals lots more weight.
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    Yeah, I think the glass is about 1 1/2" thick or something. My Parents have one and it is a heavy bastard.
     
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    I hear ya, Michael. Got my Panasonic 36HX41 (also flat screen) today and the thing weighs almost 250lbs. Won't be moving that by myself anytime soon... [​IMG]
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    Sony has been developing gravity plating for the Japanese deep space program. Must be using the same technology in the WEGA's
     
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    Yes, it's definitely not just the Wega's. Any of the flat screens are very heavy. I had to call a friend over to help me carry my 32" Tau upstairs because it was just too heavy for my wife to help me.
     
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    Of Course, we have all forgotten the real reason.
    Sony implemented a new un-published security feature.
    We wouldn't want a thief taking our beloved tv's now would we?? [​IMG]
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    Double Post - sorry.
    [Edited last by Andy Overby on September 26, 2001 at 04:06 PM]
     
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    And don't take those concerns about TV stands lightly. Before I got a robust Sony-authorized stand for my heavy WEGA, the original table it was on did start giving out--I could see the supporting dowls clearly as one of the legs began separating. You better bet I took care of the problem immediately.
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    My Wega authorized stand is even showing signs of the weight. The bottom shelf (which rests on the floor) is bowing upward slightly.
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    The sales man told me they were filled with lead to counteract the radiation they put out.
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    Yeah he did. It was early this morning when I wrote this so I would like to clarify something it was the technician and not the salesman sorry.
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