I wish I'd known about this forum before shelling out for my new TV. I've bought a Panasonic TX32PL1 tele and it's showing the common problem of dirty patches on the picture. These patches only tend to show up on panning shots of reasonably bright backgrounds but once you've seen them they are there forever!! Fortunately I don't seem to have some of the problems mentioned. No inch wide brighter lines near the edges and in the centre - the picture does get a little darker as you get to the edges but that's probably due to the tube not being flat on the inside, hence more glass for the light to go through at the edges. No interference on RGB (not now I've chopped pin 19 on the scart anyway). Geometry is pretty good. However, these slightly darker dirty patches are pretty annoying. Before I go to the trouble of sending the TV back are these dirty patches common to many brands of TV or is just the Panansonic. I might swap it for a JVC 32WFT1 assuming Empire Direct will let me - does this have the same problem? Has anyone kept a PL1 for more than a few days? Do the dirty patches go away as the tube burns in or do they get worse? I've heard one chap say they did go away after a few weeks use. Thanks for any info. Darren.