Well, I just ordered the LG 55LW9500. Arrives May 19. I hope being an early adopter or ordering an early build doesn't bite me in the butt.
I currently have the Samsung 55D8000 and am not satisfied with handling of dark/black shots (I get banding).
Been waiting for it for a while now, was totally expecting not to see it until this Fall, but Crutchfield does indeed have them (and cheaper than Amazon). Here is my chat session before purchase, of course after me now there are only TWO (2) left in stock.
Andy.: Good morning and welcome to the Crutchfield sales chat service. My name is Andy. How can I help you today?
SIPPELMC: Hi Andy. Two quick questions. I noticed you have listed on your website the LG 55LW9500 TV as in stock. Can you confirm that? I have read reports that it is not released until later this summer.
SIPPELMC: Also, if it is in stock, I'm thinking about ordering it, and I just want to confirm it could be returned with the 30 day return policy (minus shipping costs) if it didn't meet my expectations (its a new set, no real reviews out yet).
Andy.: Yes, you'll be glad to know that I can confirm we have 3 units of the LG 55LW9500 currently in stock. Also, everything you purchase from Crutchfield comes with our unconditional, money back, Total Satisfaction Guarantee. You get a whole month (two months on items you purchase from our Crutchfield Signature store) to make sure you have the right equipment for your needs. You would be responsible for the return shipping (typically around $100) unless the TV arrived defective or damaged.
SIPPELMC: OK, great, thank you so much. I am going to get one fo the 3 left. Do you know why Crutchfield got stock where no other stores had? Just curious if there was a reason you got early realease of it (according to various web articles I've read)
Andy.: No, I dont have details on that. I can tell you we are an authorized dealer for LG and the other brands on our site and have a great relationship with LG, so maybe they shipped a few advance units of this model when it became available.
SIPPELMC: Great. Thanks Andy.