Well guys, no more 232V for me.
I went to CC after work today, armed with the TV ready for an exchange. I get there, and the people are nice enough, and pull out another one. Given that i would rather not drive home, set everything up, and find out i have another broken unit, i ask if would be possible to test the replacement in the store. To my surprise, they are willing, and we take it to an open spot, and plug it in. And unfortunately, the TV has a green tint issue - however, this issue was a bit different. Instead of the whole screen tinted green, there was a green bar that slowly traveled up the screen, from bottom to top, constantly cycling.
To make it short - all 3 TV's in the house were bunk. Not one was good, and they all showed signs of failing. The display model may have actually been ok, but i wasn't really sure if I wanted that one. Thankfully, the sales manager was nice, and made an offer i could not refuse. They had a 42" Samsung DLP, open box, for $889; he offered it to me for $799. Add in the 24 months no interest, i just could not refuse.
So, i wish you all the best of luck guys - the TV was good otherwise, but perhaps there really was a reason why the TV's were going for $500...