So, it turns out that the warped image that my universal chassis was showing is due to an incompatibility between the Sharp Image chassis and the Phillips tube that I paired it with. Boo hoo! That means that comparing the Blaupunkt and Sharp Image isn't really a fair contest since the Sharp Image is working with a monitor it doesn't like. Here's what Joey from Jomac had to say:
"Mate honestly that picture looks awful , I know exactly what's
causing it but it's not something I can do remotely or without the
same tube here , I wouldn't be happy with that either the way it is.
, fortunately it's not a issue with most tubes , for some reason it
only appears on some of the Euro types with moulded yokes but still
not all , I think you would have heard by now if this was a general
I guess that means that the images I posted aren't really indicative of how these chassis usually operate. It also means that I'm out of luck in when it comes to a universal chassis.