I have a roughly 15year-old Mitsubishi VS585R which has been operating almost without difficulty all that time, with the exception of having to replace the sweep board once about 10 years ago. Within the last 6 months it had started turning itself off spontaneously (usually with a brief, abrupt increase in volume just before shutting down), but the repairman was unable to locate the problem circuit. Well the shut-off problem stopped happening eventually and last night when I turned on the set, I noticed the picture almost immediately developed a marked blur with red bleeding heavily to the right out of every image on the screen. Then the picture went dark with just a blur of colors in the middle and I noticed the smell of something electrical burning coming from inside the set. So I shut it down, took the power main off, and unplugged it. Any idea of what happened? Was it one or more of the guns that failed? I figure if that's the case I will probably be just as well off getting a new TV - I really like Mitsubishi; their products have always served me well for long periods of time. I don't have a huge amount of $$ to spend, so wonder if anyone knows where I could get the most bang (and size) for my buck?