I'm hoping some of the owners in this thread can help me out here. I ordered a 46V5100 from Dell and it arrived today. I had a bunch of small things stick out that indicated that someone probably opened this TV before I did, but the real kicker was the protective plastic had tons of air bubbles and didn't look put on correctly. I've attached some pictures. In the closeup, you can see the bottom section is so misaligned that it doesn't even cover a fair portion of the bottom.
Other things that seemed odd:
1) Extra tape on the box, in a manner inconsistent with most manufacturer packaging I've seen.
2) Another shipping label under my label.
3) Missing Operating Manual, Warranty Card, Remote Batteries, and Quick Start Guide. TV, Remote (sans batteries), Stand (w/screws), and a yellow piece of paper about how to secure the stand was all I received.
any of these alone, I would write off, but all together combined with the look of the protective plastic has me thinking I was shipped a TV that had already been used or at least taken out of the box. To their credit, Dell is offering to ship me a new one and pay to have this one shipped back, but I wanted to make sure from people who had bought TVs like mine recently that this isn't standard.