They would get the TV fixed, sent it back to samsung, or sold in bulk in a worst case to some guy who deals in used TV's. That TV is not getting thrown away unless the screen got cracked on the way back to the shop..Whats really crazy is Best Buy only sent one guy to deliver and install the replacement tv. I asked him how in the heck did they expect him to install a 160lbs 85 inch tv by himself. Obviously I had to help but it was not easy even with two of us. Whats really crazy is we just threw the old perfectly good tv (other than the bad hdmi port) in the back of his van. He said don't worry about being careful with it they were going to throw it away. It really made me feel uneasy being apart of wasting an almost perfect tv when someone else would be thrilled to have it.