Hi all, finally got my 700 exhanged by panasonic (after 3 months waiting) and I have to say its far superior to the unit I had before. I always claimed that my 700 never looked as sharp as my 500 but put it down to the smooth screen technology being tweaked a bit on the 700. The new unit is razor sharp and ive only got the sharpness turned up to 3, its also way brighter than the old one ever was. As far as i can tell its got the newer 1.05 firmware , are their any reports of the newer firmware improving the picture or was it only to fix the hdmi issues, their are a few new options in the service menu (HD overscan, and 525p OS) anyone know what these do. Anyway im well happy now and hopefully this one will fare a bit better .