I've had this set a few weeks. On the whole I really like it. Ok the picture is a tad soft , and I think NTSC scan lines jump out at you, but nothing's perfect. Anyway I don't often watch the set late at night but I put it on to set the video late last night and I could see dark red/brown patches across the top and bottom of the screen . This was Via AV3 with no signal fed to it. It was even worse on AV4, again with no signal. Once I switched on a signal it seemed to vanish. It was there again today. You know how it is once you notice something you can't stop looking for it. I remember a discussion on something similar a couple of months ago . Any thoughts? btw I also THEN noticed the "clouding" at the top of the screen SHAUNTHEDUDE mentioned !!