Pauls TV or rather their shipping company HomeDirect delivered my 65TV50 today not without some hassle. To start off, I got an e-mail confirmation early last night that I would be contacted in the next few days that the TV would be delivered. At about 10pm I got voice mail that my delivery was scheduled for *today* between 3 - 6pm which wouldn't have worked out for anyone being here at that timeframe. But I couldn't get ahold of anyone at any of the HomeDirect numbers, I just kept getting bounced back to the answer menu - not good. So I made arrangements to be home after lunch and as I was driving home, I get a call at noon that they were in my area and would be dropping off within 15 - 30 minutes which caused a bit of a panic. I made it with minutes to spare before the truck pulled up.
The guys brought it boxed up into the house and were ready to leave when I insisted I wouldn't sign until I at least had it unboxed, powered up and could see that there were no issues with at least viewing some media I have on a thumb drive. At that point, the guy was going to install the base by laying it at a really dangerous angle between my couches and I said I could handle it, just lean it gently against the wall and lets plug it in. All was well and I signed off on it and that was that. Basically, for those at least in the SoCal area ordering from PaulsTV, insist the delivery people give you even half-ass "white glove" treatment as they appear to be happy dropping off a big box and nothing more.
Initial observations... I was very surprised how flimsy and cheap the supplied base is for what is a unexpectedly heavy tv (and I know heavy - this is replacing a 2001 40" Sony XBR700 300+lb CRT - which still works fine, btw). It doesn't even appear to sit 100% level and is very wobbly, imo. I dread our next mild earthquake if it happens before I get a better mount for this.
I actually think I could have gone with the 55" as my viewing distance is only 9' - 10' but I'm sure I'll adjust, heh.