Hi This is a medium size post, the relevant text is in bold. I like to thank you in advance for taking the time to read trough it. I am really desperate. I have just upgraded to a KV32FQ70E (100Hz.) Trinitron WEGA from my 4 years Panasonic 28'' 50Hz. widescreen TV. This is going to be my first Sony WEGA. I notice some things that are disturbing me and that I didn't notice in my old TV. I would like to know if these are defects (the delivery guys have dropped the box one time on one side) or if the TV will fix itself after the break in period. 1. It is too sharp! I can notice this specially when looking the info screens of my Samsung SAT receiver, the text is too sharp for my liking making it difficult to read. I can correct this turning down the sharpness control but I cannot go to a minimum because I can see blur (specially in faces). 2. "Smart" mode makes a terrible job. Nothing compared to the Panasonic "justify" mode that corrects the stretching problem looking 4:3 channels in 16:9 mode. The Sony crops too much the picture in the borders. The Panasonic didn't crop the image so much and did an awesome work. 3. There is a "bow" effect in the middle of the screen's geometrics. I can notice this very well looking channels that have a news ticker in the bottom (like CNBC or CNN for example). 4. There are very soft shadow areas on the screen (darker areas). I can see them specially when watching bright white backgrounds. They are vertical and I can see 2 of them. Strange thing is that they are symmetric, one on the left and one on the right part of the screen. I have seen something like this in my old Panasonic but they were worst and not symetric. This is one of the reasons why I changed that TV. I have had this TV for 1 day and I am already thinking on changing it. When I bought the WEGA I thought that I was buying the state of the art in direct view CRTs. Are other sets better then? (Panasonic, Phillips, JVC, Thomson?). I don't want to change me to another model or mark if you tell me that it is going to fixed after the break in period. Thank you very much.