Originally Posted by IMRIZZO
No one has, as of yet, posted getting a 'floor model' of the 65", or at least no one has indicated so.
I just picked up a floor model of the 65.
Just the TV set, remote, and sticker residue from the tape used for packing and attaching the remote.
oh yeah, some other residue on the back that the salesperson claimed was unwiped 'cleaner', but to me looked like drips of whiteout.
I had to scratch them off from the backpanel.
Scratches on the base, but I can live with it, since I don't watch the base.
I was able to talk them down to ~3785, but had to thrown in the 3 yr protection plan.
Either the salesperson doesn't realize I can return just the protection plan or else he hopes I don't know that.
I'll be returning it and getting either a Mack or SquareTrade warranty.
I found one bad pixel. It's 4 inches off the right edge and about 1/3 from the bottom.
Noticeable to me from about 5/6 feet away and still visible from my regular viewing position of about 12 feet.
I have to look for it, but during some commercials/video games, it's kind of noticeable still.
I know it's the norm, but my previous LCD sets (Westinghouse, Samsungx2) had bad pixels within half an inch from the edge, so it wasn't that bad.
I kind of expected better from Sony.
Called Sony about it and they want to send out a technician (after making it to the 3rd tier supoort), but I feel he'll just say it's within normal parameters.
Still dwelling on if I want to keep it or return and wait for an Elite 70x5 to come down a bit more in price.