I am pretty new to this forum and am very surprised at the enormous number of threads about faulty widescreen tellys! Is it really so hard to manufacture a quality widescreen 32' or 36' box? I have never seen/heard so many complaints about new sets from supposedly market-leading manufacturers as Phillips, Sony and Toshiba. Perhaps its the web bringing so many upset people together.....but come on!! I don't recall hearing about anyone in the 80's having a problem with his 4:3 telly and having so many returned with picture/contrast/scrolling lines etc problems. You just bought one and got on with watching it. Period. Are the best engineers who designed, built and tested these "good old boxes" retired? Are they building plasmas or DVD players for their firm's R&D teams while young, inexperienced guys get the old-hat jobs making CRT's? Why can't they get it right? If Sony/Phillips/Tosh can build a good 50Hz TV, why is 100Hz so difficult? Are we as buyers so much more demanding? Have digital sources such as DVD put more pressure on CRT teams to produce a better image? OR is it websites like this that get us all squinting too hard at our new screens looking for the same fault some guy has in Stoke/Sunderland/Southhampton/South Korea instead of just watching the bleedin' film?