Okay, I need some help and opinions:
I walked into Bestbuy on Monday, looking to purchase a 65VT50 at the Paul's TV price match (We have them local here in Denver), but they had a open box 65VT50 for offer. So after a few minutes, I was able to talk BB down to $1999! So I got the TV and had it delivered.
Now here's the issue... I have a DVD menu Image Retention (IR) or Burn in on the screen. Looking at the service menus once it was delivered the TV has 350 hours on it, but they assured me it was a customer return. I'm running the white bar wipe from the service menu, and the image is fading some, but it's been running for 2 days. Now for IR/Burn in, is there a point of no return, where I should just return/exchange the set? I can now see the image on White, Grey, and Green screens. It's not visible on Blue and Red screens. So I currently only notice it on white screens... it's visible watching a hockey game or that Red Bull Crashed Ice thing or the Winter X-Games from today. Watching Basketball with the wood floor it's not visible. We'll see how Football looks on the TV tomorrow. I have the full 30 day return policy, so I can let the white bar run for a good while longer before having to make the decision to purchase a protection plan to get the TV replaced, or just return it for a refund.
For those price matchers in this thread, I asked the clerk how much the open box TV was off the New TV price ($2699 vs $2899). She said about 10%. I then explained that I can purchase the TV new for $2499 (Paul's TV) with no Tax so BB would have to match about $2280 for the 65VT50, which BB would also price match, so what would that make the open box TV? They came back with $1999.99.
So was this deal too good to be true? Or can I restore this screen to it's original glory and be sitting on an amazing deal?