It makes sense now on why my panel had the bright yellow piece of paper informing me of the standby botton taped on the foam packaging in 3 places. I would not have found that button right away either....
On day 2 of the break-in DVD and haven't found a single dead pixel or flaw. The screen is completely uniform with no uneven shades.
I'll put together a posting in the "What's Your System Configuration" Forum here on AVS later this weekend as I have time. I had a little fun with the mounting on an articulating mount. TV is beautiful!