Believe it or not, I have now had three replacement Aconda tvs with dead phosphors. The first two tvs had a small black dot about 10 cm from the centre of the screen. The third tv has a thin diagonal black line, about 2 mm in length, at the bottom of the screen. These are either minor phosphor or shadow mask imperfections in the Philips tube which are visible about three feet from the tv and look like specs of dirt. After three tvs, I can only conclude that Loewe's QC isn't as good as it should be. Has anyone experienced similar problems with Loewe tvs? Is this a common problem with Philips crts or other makes? Should I reject the third tv and get a Sony instead?