I want to find out what is the proper condition that the sony sets are meant to arrive in. In threads on these forums there are reports that the TV's people have received have not been new, and the varying conditions they have arrived in. From these threads it implies that the box the TV comes in should be sealed with staples/metal clips and not brown packaging tape, and that there should be a Trinitron sticker on the tube. I have bought TVs from two different suppliers that have been sealed with brown packaging tape and the only sticker on the screen was the DVB sticker. Both TVs turned on the moment they were plugged in, instead of after pressing the on button as described in the manual. On the latest one I received the mains cable was also in a tangled mess. I have spoken to two people whose TV arrived sealed with brown tape, but they have not found any faults with their TVs. I have spoken to one person whose TV was sealed with staples. Two other people said they should be sealed with both staples and clear tape but didnt say if they themselves had actually bought the TV. Can you tell me in what condition yours arrived in, (how sealed ? stickers etc) and if you ever received a subsequent tv that you thought as 100% OK, and was the condition it arrived in different than previously.