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Transporting Your TV

by on ‎05-05-2017 09:17 PM - edited on ‎08-29-2020 03:01 PM by (147,923 Views)

Buying a new TV is extremely exciting! Getting it home can definitely be quite the task, and I’d be happy to give you a few tips to help you have a successful journey home.


What size TV can I safely fit in my vehicle? 













Use two people to carry your TV.

Secure it during transportation.

Read the box for tips from the manufacturer.
Keep the TV upright during transport.




Lay the TV flat - especially during transportation.

Pinch the edge of the TV during unboxing.
Set the TV on top of anything where it is at risk of falling.
Set anything heavy on top of the TV box.


How do you suggest I secure my new TV during transportation?


If you’re planning on putting the TV in your backseat you can use the seatbelts and bungee them together with a small bungee. You can also recline the passenger to stabilize the box, as long as it doesn’t put too much pressure on the TV.


For our friends that are planning on putting the new TV in their SUV they’re able to utilize the latch rings to bungee the TV into an upright position. Please ensure the bungee isn't too tight or putting pressure on the box.


Why can’t I lay the TV flat?


Large Thin TVs are very fragile. Vibrations, and lack of screen support are the main reasons why you shouldn’t ever transport your TV laying down. Most manufacturers intend for the TV to be upright which is why most are packed with supportive Styrofoam corners. 


If you’d like peace of mind during this process you can let our Geek Squad, or our delivery partners handle getting it to you if you had purchased from Best Buy. You can learn more about our Free Shipping and Delivery options here!


Are you moving? You can visit our Best Buy Movers Guide to learn about how to transport your TV to your new home!  


You're also welcome to check out select unboxing videos for our most popular brands here.