Originally Posted by RandyWalters
If your temperature is low and the driver refuses to test the TV for you, make him wait a few minutes and test it yourself (with the TV OFF) and thoroughly inspect the screen by shining a flashlight on every square inch of glass especially at the corners. The TV is rated for use in temperatures as low as 32F so it won't hurt to turn it on for 30 seconds to see if it powers up and to test for buzzing. For condensation to form the TV would have had to be subjected to moisture but it's extremely unlikely that it got wet on the trip over so there is nothing to worry about. But do not let that driver leave without testing the TV. I also always write the words "SUBJECT TO INSPECTION FOR HIDDEN DAMAGE" before signing my name on the line - this will help if you later have to file a claim in the next day or two.
I'm confused by what you mean when you said "make him wait a few minutes and test it yourself (with the TV OFF)". The "with the TV OFF" is what confuses me. If the driver refuses to power it on are you suggesting to wait a few minutes and then turn the TV on yourself? I understand that inspecting the screen for damage/cracks should be done with the TV off.
The condensation issue has me concerned. The day I receive the TV it will most likely be raining with a temperature of 64 degrees. Inside temp will be @65 degrees. Will it be OK to turn the TV on?
Finally, AFTER inspecting the TV and powering it on you write "SUBJECT TO INSPECTION FOR HIDDEN DAMAGE" on the invoice and then sign your name?