Nice!! Love the sound of my CJ Valve Amps & Preamp
You'll always know which pair is "yours"! Did you make sure to use "matte" finish electrical tape so there wouldn't be any glare from the tape? ;-)
I started with the build date. THey asked for the number on the back. Told them the fan noise problem and I had read where tvs built before a certain date did not have the foam. THey had me shut everything off and then had me turn just the tv on and asked if I could still hear it. They scheduled the date but told me the repair guy would not touch the TV if I could not show a receipt.
Finally ordered my TV today, I went with a 65ZT60 and the company only have a few more available. It will be replacing my 60f8500, I am nervous yet excited to see what this tv brings to the table. Watching my 8500 is a dream come true and if it weren't for the defects to the stand and the buzzing I would have kept and enjoyed my 8500 for years to come. I really hope I get a newer build date with the fan fix preinstalled as well as a TV that doesn't buzz or suffer from severe IR.