I have had this television set for about a year and have enjoyed it immensely. I recently upgraded to Sony's new 5 disc progressive player. While playing with the new dvd player, I was sitting very close to my TV and noticed a faint, thin, dark line that was stable, not moving, horizontal on my screen. It was about 3 inches below the halfway point on my screen. It was obviously more apparent when seen with a lighter background like fleshtones. I happened to be watching Lord of the Rings, when I noticed it against Frodo's face. Now I thought it might have been a player problem or a disc problem but I have tried playing other discs on my backup player, a PS2. It was still apparent on the different inputs. Now I can't see it while watching digital cable or playing video games, but it is very noticeable while watching dvd's. By very noticeable I mean that I know where it is and it bothers me, so I look for it all the time! Does anybody know of this probem or is it natural. I know that wega's are notorious for their quirks. By the way I did not buy an extended warranty from Dillards when I purchased the set, so any maintenance will come out of pocket. I live in the DFW area if any body knows a good service place I would appreciate it!