The pn64f8500 was delivered yesterday morning.
The AM person brought it into the entry hall, my requested location, took the box top off, scanned the entire screen for damage with an iPhone flashlight, plugged it in and turned on. Before I signed, I registered it on Samsung's website. Entire process took less than 15 minutes. The delivery person obviously delivered this model several times before yesterday; he suggested I keep the packing material. Received a phone call yesterday afternoon from AM to confirm it was delivered.
Considering appliances, flooring, furniture from North Carolina, etc., it's probably the smoothest home delivery I've ever seen.
Shipping carton condition was pristine with no dings, all Styrofoam blocks were perfect, monitor was wrapped in poly bag, all accessories, manuals were included. It was manufactured July 2014, MRT = 0, Firmware version = 1200.
It's still sitting on the blocks, running break-in slides. Zero dead pixels.
Wife's spontaneous comment 6:30 AM yesterday as she walked past it sitting on the styro with shrink wrap on bezel and unpowered: "It's beautiful." Priceless.
Last edited by bmcn; 09-13-2014 at 10:18 AM.