A friend of mine has an older RPTV, probably late 98/99 Mitsubishi. He has a problem recently that he asked me about, but I'm stumped. Outside of just saying "it's broke", I was wondering if any of you may have an idea. Please bear in mind that this was the description that I received, so it may be somewhat different. His description was as follows: The television now has several scrolling black horizontal lines. The lines are a couple of "pixels" in height and there are several on screen at once. The lines constantly scroll slowly, and oddly enough will either scroll upwards or downwards at different times. The lines are described as large enough to be distracting, but the picture otherwise is fine with no bleeding or loss of color. This doesn't appear to be connected to any one source and can be seen from a direct connection to a digital cable box, to a DVD player, or a VHS VCR. I'm at a loss. The lines aren't described as numerous enough to be a frame issues with interlacing. The multiple lines kill any kind of vertical hold idea I was having. What do you think?