I took the 50PA6500 back to where I purchased it. There was one more in stock but, when we took it out of its box and I inspected it, there was a scratch near the top right of the screen. To make a long story short, I wound up with a 50PM6700 (3D, Smart TV, internet, THX, etc.) for $100 more, including tax, than I paid for the 50PA6500 which I am very pleased about. I attached the stand and turned it on and voila! a very very nice picture, even better than the 50PA6500 which I was satisfied with except for the intermittent vertical white bar problem (always present in scrubber mode). It has a year warranty from the place where I purchased it which I am hoping never has to be used.