Hello! I bought the Elite PRO-110FD today from a local dealer, Giant TV, Inc., to replace my PDP-5070HD. I intentionally skipped the FHD1 to wait for a 2nd or 3rd gen 1080p that would be considerably better & cheaper, and here it is! I was quite pleased to receive final pricing for “A” stock that is factory sealed and recently manufactured at considerably lower pricing than any online advertised price, including eBay & eBay ended auctions as well. Then again, I didn’t have to pay for shipping and insurance, only $45 for local delivery. They claimed that this was a one of a kind deal for a display that they were allowed special pricing for since it was supposed to be for display use and they supposedly ended up with an extra shipment. I also recieved an official invoice and I'm told full dealer warrenty applies. Hopefully this deal wasn’t too good to be true, I’ll find out later today when my 110FD is delivered.Questions #1:
Anyways, I have a question that needs answered please. They will deliver to me today between 2 & 4 PM CST and I need to know if the 110FD is already mounted on the stand. Giant TV tells me that it’s not, that there are 3 separate boxes within and that I will need to place the stand on the ground and then slide the TV onto the mount from above. This totally contradicts the manual’s installation instructions for the stand installation (manual says to lay panel on a flat surface and then mount stand). However, manual does not tell you if 110FD already has the stand installed (from my impression of manual, it is not already installed). However, I did find one post from October 20th stating, “The stand is attached and speakers need to attached.”http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post11963551
I’m essentially looking for confirmation that the stand is indeed already installed on the 110FD. If so, fantastic, because then I need only take out of box and have it trade places with my 5070HD:http://www.neo-geo.com/personal/ht.jpgQuestion #2:
Also, I made a break-in DVD to use with the 100FD, but is it really necessary to do this insanely long break-in for a whopping 150 to 200 hours? Considering that my 5070HD only received about 45 minutes of average daily use over the past 14 months, which translates to < 200 hours of total use for the display I’m replacing. I never used the break-in DVD with my 5070 but I did use D-Nice’s low brightness break-in settings for the 1st 50 or so hours and absolutely no burn-in or image retention has ever been detected on my 5070.