About a month ago a red line appeared down the far left hand side of my screen, it comes and goes, and is a real annoyance. Cut a long story short, it's under 'warranty' with House of Fraser, so called the engineers in. I have now found out that my TV is with a second engineering company for a second opinion due to the diagnosis that a new panel was required by the original company. It's a Sony ALIS panel, so would anyone know if it is likely to be the panel itself that has 'gone' or some of the driver electronics? How long is reasonable for me to be without my TV? If my wife complains about the hole in the wall much more I may well fill it in!