So I decided to pick up the M70-D3 this past weekend. I couldn't pass up the Costco pricing @ $1,749.99. But I've discovered what appears to be a manufacturing defect. Or at least a bad batch that made it to Reno.
I picked up my first set on Friday. Got it unpacked, and while inspecting, found a 2-3" wide by 1/4" piece of the adhesive material that holds the internal bezel to the panel. The material is black and silver, and I thought it was a scratch on the panel at first because light was reflecting off of the silver. Powered it on and the screen was beautiful other than a cluster of 8-10 dead pixels about 3" south of the adhesive.
So I pack it up and take it back to our Reno store. I had purchased the last one and they were out of stock. They tell me there are 7 in stock at the other location here. So I race up there since it's almost closing time. I find the 7 on the floor and randomly grab one. I ask a sales person if I can inspect it. This 2nd TV is even worse. The adhesive hanging down is about 6-8" wide and is hanging about 1" from the top bezel. I show them and ask to inspect another one.
I pop open this 3rd TV and everything looks okay. I get it home and unpacked and when I pull back the bezel protection, sure enough there is a tiny amount of the adhesive showing on the top. This time it was very small, about 1" wide hanging down maybe 1/8", but you can see the silver part. I missed it in the store because the protective bezel plastic was covering it.
Screw it, I'm done returning. I'm just going to use a pencil eraser or something soft to try to move the adhesive back under the bezel.
I don't know if anyone else has found this issue, but wanted to put it out there. I assume it's a bad batch since this happened with 3 TVs in a row. And the adhesive is always messed up on the top part of the bezel, not on the sides or bottom.
Other than that, this is the most beautiful display I've seen in my house. I re-watched movies all weekend and the panel is beyond my expectations. Physical defects aside, I am quite pleased.