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Garage flat screen temperature question

by banditojunkie / October 25, 2006 11:34 PM PDT

I would like to place a 32'' flat screen in my detatched garage. The temperature ranges from 30 degrees in the winter to 90 degrees in the summer. What would be my best choice for a purchase for these conditions? Any help or knowledge would be greatly appreciated...

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My garage gets hotter & colder than that.
by NM_Bill / October 26, 2006 5:52 AM PDT

I sure wouldn't chance an expensive TV acting like it was happy to perform in especially the cold environment. Admittedly this is non-expert opinion.

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Actually........
by kena10 / October 26, 2006 5:56 AM PDT

The tv would work fine in the cold weather. Since a flat panel tends to heat up quite a bit, being in the cold weather (in a garage) would not hurt. It's the hot weater you weant to be mindful of. Also, if your idea is to put a flat panel, I would buy a dell panel or something cheaper.

Jimmy

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Which one???
by banditojunkie / October 26, 2006 11:57 AM PDT

What do all of you think??? Lcd, Plasma,DLp...what would be the wisest choice. I'm really unsure at this point, thanks for all the responses

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Lcd, Plasma,DLp
by jcrobso / October 27, 2006 5:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Which one???

Well DLP, but they are not flat screens.
LCD will respond slower in cold temps and will be dim when you first turn them on. I have florescent lamps in my garage and it takes them a while to get to full brightness in cold weather.
Plasma may also have similar problem when it's cold. John

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