Last month, I exchanged the TV we bought in the summer. Tonight I returned it outright. The second one also had a couple patches of permanent discolouration/burnout/fade on the screen.
I pocketed the refund, drove across the street and ended up with the Toshiba 26" widescreen that I had originally scouted out, back in August. So far so good; children's shows, basketball and Nintendo are present in clear, crisp colour. I will need to reconfigure the entertainment unit's layout.
Who knew TV acquisition could be so much trouble? Is this a sign that we need to cut back? Maybe after the next season of 24 ... or NCAA basketball's March Madness ... or ... uhm, not at all.