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Old 12-05-2019, 10:16 PM   #401
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Plasma TVs are heavy because their screens were made of glass. You really have to be careful when you're carrying a plasma TV because, if you drop it, it's through...They're not light featherweight as the new OLEDs, LEDs LCDs etc. A person can lift those practically with one hand. That's why they're so easy to steal and walk out with from somebody's home. Every break in, the first thing they're going to grab is the TV.
Plasmas can also be more durable in some cases too... I saw a guy chuck a remote control at a plasma screen and it maybe left a slight chip on the glass that was barely noticeable.

Years ago a friend of mine was moving a glass/metal coffee table through his living room and pushed up against his LCD TV screen with a sharp jut out edge of the table leg and he said it cut thru the screen like through skin and goo started oozing out like blood

Lol, not sure if he was joking about that or not,... but a plasma screen would only have a scratch on the screen in that case, instead of possibly tearing through that gel screen LCD/LED's have. I've always been afraid of something like that happening to my laptop computer screen too, haha!
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Local for me is around Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. I look at a few online sites and such... not really interested in having a TV that size shipped to me from anywhere really

It would have to be within an hour or so drive and I'd be going to pick it up and inspect it in person.
Yeah totally understandable, I'm in the Niagara peninsula and pretty much look only at Canuck Audio Mart for used TVs, perhaps Kijiji to a much lesser extent (CAM is more reliable sellers I find).

I will say my OLED is lighter than my VT60 plasma, but a 65" 2017 OLED is still 50lbs heavy without the stand and 57" wide - ain't no-one going to make off with this TV by themselves without a herculean effort. lol
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. I will say my OLED is lighter than my VT60 plasma, but a 65" 2017 OLED is still 50lbs heavy without the stand and 57" wide - ain't no-one going to make off with this TV by themselves without a herculean effort. lol
I used to lift 75 to 100# bags on a regular basis at my previous place of employment, and I can very easily pick up a 50# TV by myself without any problem. 50# is nothing to lift for most men. That's why those TVs are easy to walk out with.
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