Just an observation I made. I had two 32 XBR-450's delivered and both had vertical, green bars running on the sides of the screen. Thinking I just got unlucky I decided to test a few out at various retail stores and was surprised to find that ALL of the 32 inch models had similar "bars" on them but EVERY 36 inch set I looked at was clear of this defect and, at most, had the edges of the screen showing just a slight brightness difference, which is totally expected and acceptable. Could it be that the quality control from Sony is better for their larger, more expensive set, or is it easier to mimize purity problems on a larger screen ( should be the reverse, I know)?? Does anyone have any ideas on this??? p.s. The obvious advice would be to just get one of the 36 inch sets and I would, except my stairwell is perilous and the set (in box) barely squeezes through my doorway while in a 32 inch set box Damn!!!!!