My request was for them to arrive anytime after 2pm. The call back stated the arrival time would be from 3-5pm. So when they arrived just after 2pm, I was taken by surprise!
Lifting of the box
Carrying of the box. Temp was about 113!
Opening the box
I asked them to please turn the box around so when they open it, I could check to see if the glass was broken.
Just seconds away from the uncovering
Screen is PERFECT!
Now that we know the 151FD is in good shape, we now have to move the 40" 250lbs picture tube off the cabinet in the bedroom so it can be used for the 151FD in the other room.
Man that's heavy!
Ok, now we can move the cabinet into the other room
The cabinet is placed to the right of the picture for later use, and now it's time to move the old TV into the bedroom
This one is easy, it's on rollers!
You can see where the cabinet on the right will fit into the empty space
This will fit in the bedroom just fine
Ok, now it's time to take this cabinet and place it into the empty space
Good thing I took all those videos and Laserdiscs out of the cabinet!
Now to decide how I want it placed there. The delivery people suggested that it might be a good idea to have part of the cabinet sticking out to give the entertainment system "depth". I though that might not be such a bad idea and even more importantly, it allows me to have the screen flush with the rest of the cabinetry. Particularly important since I'm sitting so far back from the screen. So I'm really happy about this decision.
Time to prepare the stand
From the screen's point of view
The stand is now ready and waiting for the 151FD to be placed on it. This was a surprise to me how they did this since the manual had stated to put the screen down on a table to attach the stand. Based on the view of this forum, it must be easier and less dangerous to simply place the screen on the stand. And that's how they did it
Lifting the screen to put it on the stand
Securing the stand
Attaching the Light Blocking Shield
Adjusting the position of the 151FD
Wow, it looks like I'm at the drive-in!
I can get used to this!
On the picture below, you can see that the screen is even with the rest of the cabinetry. Later, I'll adjust the rest of the audio/video equipment so that it balances well with the rest of the system. If you look carefully, In this image you can make out the dirty screen effect
as it's easy to see all the blotches. Makes me wonder if it needs a simple cleaning? Since I've read about how easy it is to damage the screen coating, I have not touched it.
Here I've increased the contrast on the screen to exaggerate the effect I'm seeing.
VIDEO!!! Either click to view, or right click and select "save target as"
No cracked screen!!!http://www.aztmp.com/For%20AVS/Picture%20514.avi
Placing the screen on the standhttp://www.aztmp.com/For%20AVS/Picture%20515.avi
Putting the 151FD onto the cabinethttp://www.aztmp.com/For%20AVS/Picture%20516.avi
By the way, those guys were great! One of them had been with the company for eight years and is the same guy who delivered my older rear projection Pioneer Elite six years ago. He even said he remembered me. So that's cool. It's been a good day and I'll be watching some real video after the break-in late Monday night.