Yes, it was sold by Amazon, not just through Amazon.
I don't care much for what it's called, but it *does* involve setting up the TV (including the stand) because they're asked to test it (as stated). They're not going to plug the thing in leaning against the speaker hoping the HDMI cable reaches. They were supposed to assemble it, put it on my AV stand, and connect it up.
Look, overreacting or not, either way I'm done venting, and if you want to trust them with your TV then have at it, and hey: good luck. Just use your own judgement at the moment like I did. I've been burned before by ignoring my better judgement of the jacks of all trades wielding a powerdrill and I wasn't going to do it again.
Well Vinnie97, one of the kindest and most helpful and respected members here, got one of these. I wonder how much longer before I get such a message...
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