Well I had my 65VT50 delivered Saturday and just had a chance to set it up today. I hooked up all my components, updated the software, and just flipped through some channels and tried the YouTube app. Everything seems great.
Is there anything I should be specifically looking for as far as potential defects? The screen appears very uniform upon first glance, and I don't have any physical damage or anything. The one thing I do notice, this being my first plasma, is a tiny bit of flicker. I'm extremely visually sensitive and I knew I would notice it, but I think I'll get used to it. The fans fired up when I was using the YouTube app, but they're not nearly as loud as my PS3 for example. Total non-issue. I plan on running slides for a few days but I'm not going go crazy with the break-in process. Mainly just run slides during the day and enjoy the TV in the evenings. My set was manufactured in October.