Originally Posted by bpe235
my 6187 gets delivered tomo... what do I need to check for upon delivery.?
1. Noise. (Expect some faint fan noise, but make sure it's acceptable to you.)
2. Bowing. (AKA pincushion. Expect some, but make sure it's acceptable to you)
3. Image tilt. (This is a board alignment problem usually, however, the flimsy bezel may just be out of plumb. If it's the latter, you'll easily fix it by torquing the frame a little. Not an uncommon problem if care is not taken during transport. If it's the former, send it back. Even though a poorly aligned board is relatively easy to fix for a serviceman or adventurous end-user, there's no sense settling for anything less than perfect on a new TV.)
4. Shadows at the borders.
5. Flicker on solid backgrounds.
#'s 1, 2, & 3 if present, will be apparent right out of the box and will not likely change or worsen for the life of the set.
#'s 4 & 5 are deal-breakers if evident on a new set, however if these problems ever
surface, they'll more than likely occur after there are several hours on the set.