Originally Posted by FTracy3
600m arriving today. Have read the delivery thread but can someone explain a little more clearly how to test this without breaking it before it's mounted? Do you need to lean it up against a wall (am nervous about it sliding down, or would that be pretty secure). Flat on the ground? (don't want the cat skateboarding across it). Since I live alone I'm pretty much on my own after the delivery guy leaves. Thanks for any advice
Another request for "any advice" Woot!
Well, if the 600M is delivered like my 500M was, the box is in two sections with those hard plastic strips around them. The "top" of the box descends all the way down to the ground, and is a removable shell around the bottom half. Remove strips. Open the top of the box, remove an inside liner and then slide the entire top shell off the TV. The TV will be standing in a foam-pad pan inside the bottom box. With a little maneuvering, you should be able to attach everything while it sits in the bottom box. You may need to break off a few bits of foam to get at all the connectors (I needed to when I attached the mounts).
BTW, I did not know this when mine arrived and carefully cut the top off only to then discover it wasn't actually attached to the bottom. I felt pretty stupid. The box does come with directions for removal on the side. There was a giant sticker over the English side, which might provide some excuse, but really, the pictorals would have been sufficient from the French side had I actually looked at the side of the box and not been quite so eager.
Mounting the TV on the wall without someone else is impossible unless you have gorilla arms. TV isn't heavy, but the lifting points are very wide apart.
Prior to mounting, I had the TV stored next to the wall, monitor side toward the wall. Mostly to reduce the chance of random box bits hitting the plasma on the delicate side....
Hope that helps,