500m arrived this afternoon via DBSchenker, bought from B&H photovideo. Unfortunately I found about 2 cracks in the upper portion of the screen. Didn't even bother trying to plug it and powering it on, as it shouldn't turn on with cracks (right?). Called B&H right away, might get a replacement after the next week, which they have off for some holiday.
My heart stopped beating when my flashlight revealed those cracks, like my nightmare was really happening. This thing has to travel by air from New York to here in Qc Canada, which makes it even more stressfull for me. It's such a shame that a nice piece of equipment like that should go to waste. I'll keep going at this until there is absolutely none left.
As much as it travelled, I actually suspect bad shipping precautions locally from the warehouse in quebec to my appartement, the box was lying horizontally in the truck as if it tipped over, laying on the box of the ts02 stand shipped with it.