I was wondering if someone can help me out with some advice. I've owned a 42" Samsung Projection TV since June, 2003 and just recently it seems there's a problem with the convergence. Basically, it looks very similar to watching a 3-D movie without the glasses. The TV is no longer under warranty (it was only for three years) and the repair service the business that sold the TV to me referred me to charges $60 for a housecall and $60 an hour on top of that for labour. So if they come and decide they can't fix it, or tell me it will cost more to repair it than I'm willing to spend, I'm still out $120. They're coming on Thursday (I called them last Tuesday). So would this problem be a costly (and timely repair). At $60 an hour plus possible replacement parts, how much am I'm looking at? One thing is that about 23 months after buying the TV, I went to turn it on, and when the picture was firing up, the TV just turned off and I could smell that something burned. I had it repaired and it turned out a resistor blew, but I'm looking at the invoice and it also said something about replacing defective convergence output components and aligning. It was still under warrenty then and I have no idea how much that would've have cost or how much actual time it took, but I had it back in a week and until very recently, it worked fine. Except... Earlier this year, I noticed that whenever I watched regular, broadcast TV or my VCR, I noticed some picture interference - faint wavy lines. Since about 95% of TV viewing is using my DVD player, and there didn't seem to be any problem with that, I didn't pay it that much mind. But a couple months later, while watching a film on DVD where an explosion happened and there was lots of dust, I noticed that I could faintly see the wavy lines. Since then I've been able to spot them pretty much whenever it's really white, or dusty, or there's lots of light. And when I turned the progressive scan off, the lines appeared just as bad as they did whenever I watched TV broadcasts or my VCR. It seems the progressive scan is filtering them out mostly (but not 100%). So how much do you think it would cost to get that repaired (and what exactly is wrong?) I figure that if I have to pay more than $500 altogether, it would just be better to get a new TV, but I don't want to have to pay at least $120 ($60 for a houscall, and $60/hr for labour) just to have someone come and tell the repairs will cost more than I'm willing to spend. So would it really be likely that the repairs will cost more than $500? So would should I do? Any suggestions (or anyone shedding some light on what a repair will likely cost me) are greatly appreciated.