Turns out the replacement is the same way. Now the quality seems worst and I can smell a certain smell at the back of the tv and it's hot there unlike the last one.I don't like that. If you can't clean it off I would exchange it.Na it was bought from amazon brand new and shipped with postal service for some reason. I got a picture it kinda shows it.Did the box look repackaged? Maybe someone returned if for the same issues that are bothering you.Yeah that's what it was but for some reason it was tape on it and taped to the bottom. I tried taking a picture it wouldn't show up on the camera. It's not bothersome but still my brain knows it's there and only there if you get up close and pay attention to it.I don't know about yours but mine had nothing to protect the screen. There was a foam sheet covering the tv. And then there was a piece of cardboard over that. No tape touched the screen at all. Just a thin film of plastic which surrounded the bezel and rear of the tv.Can't upload until tomorrow since there's lightning around. The protector that covers the tv in the box keeping it from being scatched. It was tapped to tv at the bottom screen. So the screen is fine but I guess pixels there where it was at are a weird wavy look to it across the bottom. Like watery like smudge or something.Screen protector? I'm not sure what you are talking about. Can you post a photo?Early I said it was tape at the bottom of the screen from holding the screen protecter. It doesn't show anything when tv is off but when its on it show like wavy vertical lines at the bottom from left to right. You can't really see unless get up close should I worry about.