My daughter is buying a flat screen television this weekend. Since there are no Best Buy or other large electronic dealers in her area, she is going to buy one at Walmart.
She took a well paying job in the area in February and has been renting a nice home. She is not planning on mounting it on the wall because she is pretty sure the landlords will not let her drill holes and mount a bracket of some sort. My wife, son, and I are going up this weekend (three hours away) for a visit, and I plan to help her install it.
I have a few questions.
1) Are there any problems transporting flat screen TVs? I plan on putting it in the back seat of our family sedan.
2) Since she won't be mounting it on the wall, is there a suggested kind of stand? She plans on putting it in the corner of the livingroom.
3) Which tools am I likely to need in installing it? Any installing tips?
4) Are there any surprises I'm likely to encounter? I remember a friend buying one a couple of years ago and was surprised when he got it home. I don't remember what surprised him, but he is really, really long-winded and...well, I'd rather ask you guys.