With the average TV screen now being bigger than ever before, you might find that getting it out of the box is more difficult than ever. You've probably spent a lot of money on your fancy all singing, all dancing, ultra HD, smart TV - so the last thing you want to do is damage it.
In this guide, we'll take a look at the best way to unbox your TV and what you should do to make sure you don't damage it, or yourself.
It's worth noting that all TVs are packaged a little differently depending on the manufacturer, so always check the instructions for any specific steps you need to take.
Before you start unpacking your TV, it's best to make sure you have enough room to work - especially if it's very large. You'll also need a flat surface, like a table, that's big enough for the TV to lie face-down on.
Cut any plastic strips off the packaging with a pair of scissors, and carefully cut along the top of the box to open it (some boxes can be opened at the bottom and slid up, away from the TV).
When you've opened the box and removed any packaging around the top of the TV, carefully lift the TV from the box (with one person on either side), making sure you hold it by the bezel rather than the screen - applying pressure to the screen can cause it to crack.
When you have the TV out far enough you'll be able to get one hand on the bottom bezel to support it. Lift it clear of the box and lay it face down on a soft, flat surface with the bottom edge of the TV slightly overhanging so you can easily attach the stand - don't remove the protective cover yet.
With the bottom of the TV hanging slightly over the edge, you'll be able to fit the stand following the manufacturer's instructions.
Once the stand has been attached, you can lift the TV into position - again, making sure you support it at the bottom and hold it by the bezels.
When the TV is in position, you can remove the protective cover.
Following these general rules will help you to reduce the risk of damaging your TV when you're getting it out of the box and fitting the stand.
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