So .... we're finally turning our rumpus room into a theatre room of sorts, and after looking around, we decided to buy a 60" Panasonic ST50A plasma. After seeing one, and reading reviews, it was a pretty easy decision, to be honest (well, we really wanted the 65", but didn't think the extra $$ were worth it). We already have a couple of other Panasonic plasmas in the house, and they've been great. Did a bit of shopping around, and settled on a local retailer, for a price we were happy with. Paid up yesterday, and they had one in stock, so we picked it up this morning. Got it home (very carefully transported in a van, always upright and well secured), and unboxed it. This is what we found: No trick photography there ... check the straight lines in the carpet ... The TV is warped, or buckled, both vertically and horizontally - i.e. look from the side and there's a bend in it ... look from the top and there's also a bend in it. It's like it's been crushed. I've uploaded a few more larger photos here: (sorry, they're only iPhone photos, but you'll get the gist - I was too pissed off to take any other photos) http://www.psychogoat.com/files/bentTV There are a few photos there (photo3, photo4 and photo5) showing buckling in the metal chassis behind the edge of the TV. There are marks on the glass (I presume cracking - I didn't plug it in) running diagonally down from the middle on the sides to the middle of the bottom edge. It's a bit hard to see, but in photo6, photo7 and photo8 you might be able to pick them up. The weird thing is, the box is totally undamaged - in practically perfect condition, and it sure looked to me that the TV hadn't been unboxed before (though i guess that's a possibility). As odd as it sounds, it seems to me that it was like that before it went into the box (presuming it hasn't been unboxed before) As you'd expect, the retailer is going to replace it for me - so of course now I have to wait, as they have no more in stock. It seems like a bit of a mystery to me. Could Panasonic's QA really be that bad? Surely not. I'm disappointed enough to send Panasonic some feedback, but I don't know if it'll achieve much. Thoughts?