I knew that that was an issue with older unshielded speakers but in the JBL owners guide it even suggests putting the center on top of the TV and includes a diagram showing it. There was nothing in the sony manual warning against it. I thought it was going to be safe and now I'm seeing a white spot and a streak downward from right under where I had the center sitting. I don't know if it affects the viewing yet but I'm upset as the TV is only 2 weeks old. Will Best Buy do anything under the warranty or service plan? I'll be calling them on tuesday.