I have had this set a week now and am almost happy with it. Geometry isn't top notch but passable. DVD via PS is stunning. Sky is as good/bad as I expected and the xbox is also stunning. The only problem I have is dark vertical bands/smears the length of the screen. They aren't noticeable on non-moving pictures, but when there is movement on dark scenes they become apparent. This happens with all sources, PS RGB and the front composite. What is it? Is it easily sorted? What about leaving the set with a static bright image for a while? Will it sort itself out? What actually is it? I may be able to live with it but would love to remove it. I really don't want to go through the hassle of repacking the set and getting it replaced just in case the replacement is the same. Cheers.