We have a 10 year old Mitsubishi RPTV and it has been having some odd problems. I hope you guys don't mind if I explain them and see if you can offer any advice. If I have posted this in the wrong forum, then I appologize and please move it to the correct forum. The first problem with the tv occurred almost a year ago. The OSD stopped working. This did not worry us much as the settings that we desired were already selected, and we use an extenal tuner. The TV then began to have a green glow around bright white objects. I guess it is more of a haze than anything. The TV then began to take five minutes or more to start up. Then we began to see the scan lines. The Top 1/8 of the screen seemed stretched and if I looked closely I could tell that certain lines were being put in the wrong spot. Suddenly the other night the stretching on the top subsided and all was normal except the OSD. Then this morning the TV would not display a picture at all even after being left on for 2 hours. I unplugged the TV and went to the gym and then ate dinner. When I plugged the TV back in and turned it on (after ~3 hrs of being unplugged) it began to work again without the stretching of the image on the top. I really want to get into HDTV, but the money won't be available for the next 6 months or so. Is there anything I should check or do to extend the life of this TV? I'm sorry for the long post.