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Old 08-10-2016, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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I recently had to buy a new t.v. Since it was for a short time (about 3 months) before moving, I bought a Samsung model, 48", that is fairly highly rated...at Costco. I was darned careful transporting it and setting it up, but the screen was all cracked to he**. Their return policy was very liberal, so no problem.

But it got me thinking. Manufacturers are so keen on having little framework to the widescreens now, is that making them far more fragile and prone to cracking?
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:45 AM
 
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Not really.. Transportation companies have become far more lax in their handling, though.

Samsung, about 7 years ago or so had problems where the screens would crack while you were watching them. Not even touching the TV, people would report weird sounds and a crack would just split right across the screen. As I recall, it wound up being a manufacturing defect with the LCD manufacturer.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Diaspora
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Have wide screens gotten more fragile
Yes. Since many are nearly borderless, there is very little plastic to protect the edges. Thus less buffer from hits yields more cracks.
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