Ok so here is the deal: About 2 minutes after I turn on our lovely ProScan 27 inch set, the entire picture blanks out and is replaced by a narrow horizontal line which streches across the length of the screen. If I blink my eyes fast enough, I can see the entire picture in that narrow line. After it "warms up" anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes later the picture goes back to normal and is ok pretty much the rest of the time the set is on, although occasionally it does that again. Here is my dilema: I guess I could take the set in and have it looked at and repaired, at one time someone advised me that I have a possible bad vertical deflector circuit. (I think that was the terminology) But I would much rather just get a new projection TV. Problem is my wife is not too keen on buying or upgrading home theater gear unless it is broke or has completely served their useful lifetime, or in other words we will still have this TV in 2034 unless it is a total lost cause. So, ahem.....how can I nicely break this set in a clandestine fashion so that my viewing pleasure can be forever enhanced by a brand spanking new RPTV? p.s. This is not a joke. TIA!