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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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