This is a letter-to-the-editor in the current, April 2002 issue of Home Theater magazine. A man's RPTV has been burned-in, and he is, well, burning mad: Burn-in Burnout About six months ago, I purchased a Sony rear-projection TV (the KP-53V85). Since September 11th, our set has been practically glued to CNN Headline News. As you can guess, the Headline News logo is now burned into the screen. What, if anything, can I do to eliminate this problem? Richard Avery (via Internet) Technical Editor Mike Wood's reply: Not much, beyond buying new tubes. See if the manufacturer will replace them under warranty. Most won't, as most warranties don't cover burned CRTs. If you can connect a computer to your TV and create a computer screen with a negative Headline News image (i.e., a full-white image with black areas in the places that the image is burned), you might even out the picture, but that's a lot of ifs. My take: Someday, somehow, some way the cable and broadcast networks are going to experience a reckoning with regard to those omnipresent station-bug logos. Enough is enough. When megabuck RPTVs are being ruined, the time has come to stop this egregious, tasteless, and shamefully commercial practice. Squash the bugs. And boycott TNN.