As there seem to be more and more threads on here with problems with set, I thought I would try and gauge what the real situation is. It would be interesting for others to post their comments on even minor issues they have with the set. For me, things are starting to look a little worrying with regard to the long lifespan of this TV. There are many things which smack of 'immature technology syndrome' to me, but maybe I just have a flaky set!? Now I'm all too aware of the 'oil painting' effect and the slow-pan blur issues, which are annoying but weren't a deal breaker for me, because otherwise the picture is superb. My TV has now died and is in process of being repaired (see other thread), but before this I had noticed several 'minor' problems and was wondering what other Tosh owners findings were. Here are my issues, other than the ones above: 1. The 'smeared' patch on my screen in the middle. Others have reported this also in different places. Only shows to me in bright areas. It is definitely something od drop-outs. Only happened to me twice. The sound would disappear and re-appear at maybe 2 second intervals. This would again stop me from switching the TV off via the remote. I either switched off at the TV or has to unplug to switch off. That's all I can think of for now, apart from the fact that my set is dead of course Regards, Chris.