Hi Having the same problems experienced by others with this set (bought the last six weeks or so) ?? My set from day 1 has a faint band about 10cm wide sweeping across the screen horizontally on all terrestrial channels (not too bad onvideo and dvd playbacks) This is continuous and most noticeable on static and dark background. It is not caused by aerial, reception or atmospheric condition as there is no such problem with another TV on the same aerial socket. Problem still there with all DVD and VHS players disconnected from Sony. Can't accept this as "normal" for £1400. Service engineer has been to check it out and also awares that this is a common and known problem with this model - he has received numerous calls on this problem. He told me Sony Technical is also aware of this and has not offered him a solution to cure this. The store (very large reputable dept store) also said that they received complaints on this from a no. of their customers recently and not sure what to do. I have called Sony helpline but they are not admitting to it and of no help. The store has asked to hold on for a couple of weeks to see if Sony comes up with a solution. If not, they are willing to exchange for another made or refund. Has anyone have this problem permanently cured by a Sony engineer ? Or do anyone know what is the cause of this problem ? Surely can't be a bad batch! Very disappointing with this problem, otherwise it is a great set.