When my Toshiba was being serviced, the tech pointed out the large steel plate in from of the CRTs and said it was shielding for any stray X-rays that were generated by the CRTs. Since the top of the RPTV set is not shield (nor the back or sides), I was curious if there is a risk of exposured to animals that like to set on top of the set. ------------------ Paul Warren Hey fella . . . I bet you're still livin' in your parent's cellar . . . downloading pictures of Sarah Michelle Gellar . . . and posting "Me too!" like some brain-dead AOL-er . . . I should do the world a favor and cap ya' like Old Yeller . . . you're just about as useless as MPEGs [sic] to Hellen Keller.