Bought a Samsung 16:9 directview last year. Great picture quality... then I start seeing a vertical line on the left side of the screen and a very faint vertical line in the middle of the screen. 10 months later, Samsung replaced the TV with their 42" 16:9 HDTV set. Picture's great... if it can hold the convergence. I have to do manual convergence setting at the beginning of EVERY movie I'm watching. Changing from one source to another requires another convergence setup. Changing from one squeeze mode to another requires another convergence setup again. Then the blue colour starts bleeding all over the place and the geometry on the left corners is off. so 1 month later Samsung replaced the TV with another 42". This time, after two weeks of usage (about 100 hours), the above mentioned problem re-occur and on top of that, there is a faint vertical line in the middle of the screen. No more Samsung for me! Wasted too much time and money for this company's junk. Their customer service, however, is top notch. Having a similar problem with their 29" flat-screen PC monitor. This time I won't even bother for an exchange. Samsung = Cr@p product.