Originally Posted by RJ_Reda
So Pilot should be delivering my 55ST30 direct from Panasonic within the next few hours. Since this is my first plasma, I just wanted to get a rundown on the stuff I need to be aware of to look for once it's unboxed and before they leave. Besides making sure that there are no scratches on the screen, no broken parts on the screen/on the rest of the TV and no loud buzzing once turned on, is there anything else I'm missing? I just want to have all of this stuff down before it gets here...thanks!
Where did you buy it from? My 60ST30 was purchased from Amazon, and by the time CEVA delivered it, the box was freezing. I inspected the box to make sure there were no punctures, massive crunches, etc... It looked fine, so I had them leave it on the living room floor on some towels. I let it acclimate to the inside temperature for nearly 8 hours before opening it and turning it on.
But yeah, there are obvious things to check for if you want to... scratches, dents, cracks, buzzing when powered on, blobs, etc... But I just don't recommend stressing over these things and turning your TV on if it's freezing cold. As the inside warms up, condensation builds up, and that can lead to disaster.