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Freeze proof tv's?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by yooperdave, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

    Oct 26, 2010
    Michigan's U.P.
    Does anyone know if there is any danger to the new style tv's (lcd, led, etc) being in a sub-freezing temps for extended periods?? I don't have one at the cottage, but am thinking about it. The problem is, I don't heat the cottage during the winter; only when I show up for the day or afternoon. The temps get well below freezing and I would hate to damage the new tv.
    I went there today for the afternoon and walked into a temp of 20f inside. It took about two hours for the nc-13 to warm up to 70, but then it was time to leave.
    I have a tube type tv with a built in dvd now, and I can only imagine that such drastic temp swings can't be all that good for it.

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  2. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

    Dec 28, 2006
    base of Mt. Rainier on the wet side, WA
    My travel trailer comes equipped with a 27" jensen LCD TV and people store their trailers in all sorts of cold.
  3. Morgan

    Morgan Member

    Apr 24, 2010
    PEI, Canada
    How cold do you think trailers and containers get that are shipping these TV's to us get? I personally don't think cold overally affects them. Condensation might, but as long as you give the device time to acclimatize to a warmer environment I think you will be fine.
  4. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

    Jul 1, 2012
    SW Washington
    The published specs for the model should cover temperature range. I doubt that the temps you mentioned would be a problem. I would think that a 2-hour warm up period would be fine. What I would avoid, though, is bringing it directly into a warm house because of condensation issues like Morgan said.

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