Well I just got yet another PB 165c delivered this morning, and it's totally flawless in pretty much every way- apart from, of course, the power plug in the back(loose, will solder it a bit after posting this) and the screen.
This is the problem:
...with a screen testing program running. That mush is just plain orange, and not transparent at all- implying pixel trouble. Dead pixels? I think not... 1) they're all grouped 2) they're all orange.