Its all academic now, because this Toshiba 32Z23 is going back on Tuesday, but I was wondering if anyone could give me any clue as to what this problem is because its being replaced with an identical model... This issue only occurs when playing DVDs, but didnt happen with my previous TV (a 24" Philips WS). Basically, the top half of the screen has a dark patch over the whole width. It is mostly noticeable on scenes with sky or bright lights in the background. A perfect example of this is scene 12 of The Matrix, where Morpheus is introducing Neo to the Construct Program. What should be a pure white background starts to fade into a murky grey colour halfway up the screen, then gets lighter about an inch under the letterbox bar. This also has the effect of dramatically reducing the brightness of anything in the foreground - in this same scene, the faces of the two characters appear to have shadows cast over them. As stated, this only happens with DVDs - My Netgem freeview box and PS2 (which feed through the same scart socket via a Quintro) come out near perfect. So does this sound like a particular type of fault? Ive heard of all sorts of terms like blooming, flaring, haloing, ghosting etc - it would be nice to give a name to my pain!