Originally Posted by garetjaxor
True. FYI mine just got picket up by Pilot, and within an hour I got my refund from Amazon - so fairly painless.
At least in my case I need a new tv as I moved. Now I am torn between 65 inch R625, or going for the 75 inch 8 series (instead of 77" Oled). if only Costco was going to carry these - that 90 day return policy is sweet.
I asked Amazon last night while dealing with my return if they could tell me if any were coming in stock but the rep no longer had access to the inventory system.
Ordered mine fairly early on, got it last week. Box looked fine, but screen was damaged. Got Amazon to schedule for it to be picked up (sucks, because i have to schedule it again when I'm at home...which for a standard 8-5er is tough) and they couldn't replace because its out of stock. I don't know if its the packaging, the shipping, or the quality of the panels themselves, but there's quite a bit of reviews for damaged panels on Amazon already (relatively speaking of course, since we have no idea how many were shipped that was fine vs shipped that was damaged) but it's not giving me confidence about these panels. They are great deal for the price and tech, but if they already had issues with damaged screens before, what more now that there's some buzz and backlog of inventory? Experience tells me new batches will likely be rushed to production to meet that demand which is never good.
Now I'm undecided what to do. Whether to wait on new batches (can't really beat $800 for a QLED with nearly same tech/features as a Q70, which is priced nearly 2x as the TCL), or just go with one of the Q series (80R likely, as the 90R is more expensive than the LG C9) from Samsung. Picture quality wise, I've really liked the OLEDs, but the burn-in for such expensive TVs scares me (I play MMO and do dungeon raids that goes 2 hours twice a week, so the HUD is a very serious concern for me). For what its worth, I've had a plasma for over a decade now. Never had issues with burn-in until I started using it for this game, so at this point I'm pretty much not for OLED due to that risk.