Originally Posted by MegaWhat?
Thanks for all the replies. I have to agree with not making the guy wait, I guess my question wasn't reasonable in the first place. I wasn't going to install the stand, just fire it up standing on edge, but even that would take some time. When fed ex delivers, it's just one guy and he's always in a hurry. If the box looks too beat up, maybe I can get the panel exposed quick enough to check for obvious damage. (I realize it's double boxed) With any luck, everything will be fine.
Agreed. It should be fine. There was someone either here or on AVforums the other day who had a very badly damaged set - but the box was wrecked and a family member had signed for it while he was out. Aim for a perfect box. If there is, say, a corner squashed, there should be time to quickly check the contents - normally it will be a shock that's been absorbed by the polystyrene foam blocks (that's what they are designed to do!) and the precious cargo in the "sandwich" is fine.
But if you have a perfect box, then I certainly agree - sign, thank him and send him on his way. He's got a schedule to keep.
TIP: the box is a 4-sided tube. All you need to do is cut the two straps, and then the cardboard outer tube lifts UP, leaving the inside part standing on its own. You don't need to lift the TV up out of the box, which would be difficult and very hard work.
NB: They get the cardboard bit right, but they do everything else wrong in the video.
The easiest way to do it is as in the instructions (on a piece of paper at the top of the box!). These tell you to tip the TV on its front, supported by the foam
(don't chuck it aside like they did!), and then screw the stand on, then tip if back upright, and it's done. These guys make it harder.