I bought a Panny 42" plasma at the beginning of February this year from AV-Sales, paid just shy of £3k. Last week a 1.5" band of black appeared top to bottom of the screen, a couple of days later another thinner band appeared to run from left to right and just recently there is a very small area of 'black' pixels close to the bottom left-hand corner. I have contacted AV-Sales as I thought they would be liable for replacing this unit. They have passed me onto Panasonic direct who have advised that it will only be repaired - even though it is only 3+ months since purchase. I have to wait approximately one month until a loan unit becomes available - using up more precious warranty time. I am still going to push AV-Sales a bit as I feel that they are liable as they were the ones doing the selling. Is anyone else having problems with their Panasonic plasma or have any of you similar difficulty that you've managed to sort out somehow. Help - now poor and really hacked off!