Originally Posted by Mr.SoftDome
Here is my advice and for any in the same boat. Stop tripping on it. I mean that kindly I swear.
My set was delivered a couple of weeks ago. So the guys delivered and I forgot to check the box for build date. I told them to take it away (the box). Couldn't tell you my build date but I did hard wire and not sure why the delay but maybe day two a message popped up that said a new version of firmware (or software) was available and do I want to download?
Of course I did. I think I am now current. This is the best TV I have ever owned. Even HD cable looks great but blu-ray is incredible. This is the best set available IMO bar none.
Relax to all and enjoy your set. It seems in the past two weeks since pictures were posted there has been a stream of new comers? I hope I helped but if not relax and put on a blu-ray. Prepare to be blown away...
Good advice and well put.
I want to just kick back and enjoy the ride of what appears to be the best panel currently available, and I 'm certain once it arrives and checks out, I 'll do just that. Just don't want to shell out $6+k and then have to deal with issues. Perhaps I'm unrealistic, but I just can't quite wrap my head around that at this price point, these products should be anything short of flawless. I don't mean in terms of features or specs, those are right there for all to see, you know just what you're getting or not getting; I'm referring to manufacturing issues (defects) those out of the box surprises that no one anticipates. I read the xbr hx929 thread and I just can't believe the high% of issues with those units, it eliminated that set for me. The issue of returns and exchanges are exponentially more difficult here on the outer islands of Hawaii.
I do find your comments encouraging regarding your set and the experiences of others with early build dates. So I'm now going to let it go, cross my fingers and hope for the best (now where did i put those OCD meds??) Thanks for the words of wisdom.