I bought my 265 51 days ago at SC, and went in for a price adjustment today. I was initially rebuffed by the customer service person with the "30 days is the standard price match period". I calmly explained that if I did not get the price redux, then I would be bringing it back on Saturday, they would have to deal with lost margin on the set, and they would have one very unhappy customer that would probably be cancelling his membership. I was very calm, cool and collected, did not get mad or raise my voice. After getting 2 different senior managers, they overrode the 30 day policy and refunded my $533 in about 2 minutes of time. Very cool. I walked back in the store and bought 4 very sharp barstools, 3 cases of beer, and a bottle of wine that all totaled $525. Funny how things sometimes work out.
In regard to the question on the SC warranty, I would strongly suggest buying it, as with the SC Pro upgrade, you are getting 5 years of coverage. It might also payoff handsomely if the company were to fold in the future and parts/service became scarce. Its pretty cheap insurance imo. Like the previous poster noted, they come to your house to fix it!!!!
In regard to the poster with the wife who is freaked out by the box size, tell her to not worry. The box is freaking HUGE, and my wife was concerned as well when she saw the box. But once on the wall, it seriously gets smaller by the day. Its a great looking unit, even with the power off, as the all black bezel is classy and sharp. My wife is not one to be impressed by anything electronic, but you should see her marching her friends down the stairs to see The Beast. She loves its, as do I, and the kids.