Thanks for the replies. I have the receipt with me right now and have been communicating with a BB manager buddy of mine regarding the return -- although he does work in a different state. I'm going to BB right after work to exchange it and schedule a new delivery. Not sure what to tell them if they ask me "Is anything wrong?" I'll probably say that nothing is wrong with the tv, but I'm not satisfied with the picture quality and screen uniformity, and want to exchange. I've checked online regarding the open box delivery thing, and a similar question was asked on an official BB thread. A corporate person answered that the boxes are typically opened in the warehouse or the customers homes to check for damage. As with the 56 hr thing, I was maybe thinking they have to test these tv's after assembly? Should I tell the BB people that I went in the service menu and saw the tv had 56hrs on it when I first got it? I'm not really the best at negotiation... and was thinking if I start talking about "they delivered it open box, this tv has 56 hrs on it, etc. etc." they'll just say, "of course, we deliver all of our tv's like that." Just want the new set I paid for, without any issues. To me that is a lot of money. Really like this tv compared to the last two and def keeping the model, but would like to finally win the panel lottery.
Sorry for not posting the pictures last night. Came home and was drained. I'll post the pictures today most likely.
Also, can anyone who checked the panel hours tell me around how many should there be on a new tv, if any?
And those of you who have recent experience with BB delivery, aren't they supposed to plug the tv into the outlet and put the stand on so you can make sure it works? The person who signed for it told me they just brought in the open box and took the tv out to show him there were no external damages.