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Old 11-02-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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Will LCD tv freeze?

I get squishy answers after doing web search. Have left tv's in over winter but temps in Denver area aren't really that cold. I think ave'g is around mid 20's. I know it has to get REALLY cold before beer gets consumed,,,,er, I meant frozen! Any lcd experts here? Maybe I should park the moho in Arizona!
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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No problem.

RV's sit in manufacturer's lots and dealer's lots in freezing temps and the TVs suffer no damage.

They may have to warm up to work properly though.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:54 PM   #3
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You will hear both ways I have a 32 and 26 in mine 2 years ago I was in single digits and a foot of snow fog a week or 2 then summer heat over 100 it did not affect mine
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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I don't think it's a problem. Our two Vizio LED/LCD TVs have gone through two winter storages, with temperatures as low as -40. It doesn't seem to have hurt them. Getting ready to go into their third winter. I'll let you know this spring if there's a problem.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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Yes LCD’s will freeze and may be damaged by low temps if you try to use them before they reach a normal operating temp.
Many modern aircraft cockpit displays are LCD. They have to be certified for use down to the minimum temp that the aircraft is certified for, usually around -30C which is very cold. However the key limitation is that cabin temp must be up to 50 F before powering up the displays.
The displays (or TV’s) will be fine so long as you warm up the coach before you try and use them
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:54 PM   #6
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Do the TV retailers get their new TVs for stock in heated semi trailers?................no
I'd think if any damage was to occur, the manufacturer would stop all sales during the winter or transport them in heated trailers. Mine have been in the cold winters for 5-6 yrs without a problem
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Wrong question, But the answer to the question AS ASKED is YES.

Better quesiton: Will an LCD television or monitor be damaged by freezing.

The answer is NO, once it warms up it's good as new..

Fact.. Many years ago I had a clock with an LCD display, when it got cold, and I MEAN COLD, the thing would not display any more.. (It was a small round stick on the dash thing) Pop it in the pocket, or fire up the heater and warm the cockpit a bit and the display came back to life, every time. No damage.

Fact 2: Water is unique of all the substances on earth in that when it freezes it expands. This is why ice floats on water. ONLY water does this,

The liquid in a liquid crystal display does NOT do this. It is that expansion that damages things (Living or non-living) when they freeze, it is that expansion that causes Frostbite in people in fact when your toes or fingers or nose freeze.. (Ruptures the cell wall since we are mostly water) But the liquid crystal is NOT water and thus does not do this.
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I don't think it's a problem. Our two Vizio LED/LCD TVs have gone through two winter storages, with temperatures as low as -40. It doesn't seem to have hurt them. Getting ready to go into their third winter. I'll let you know this spring if there's a problem.
If they make it in Manitoba, they will make it anywhere.
Have a look at your owners manual. Mine (LED) said they are good to -22C
Just don't turn them on when they are cold.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:45 PM   #9
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We had a Jenson, RCA, and a Samsung in our last RV. We never had any problems with them in the cold/freezing temps.
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THe Alaska winters never hurt mine.
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THe Alaska winters never hurt mine.
If they'll make it there.....they'll make it anywhere!
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:28 AM   #12
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All reasonable explanations! I think I'll leave the tv's in the moho ! Maybe unlug and a post-it with warning. thx
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