Anybody still around reading this thread?? I have a problem thats started with my VF 551XVT that i've had since 2-10. Within the last couple weeks some very feint, grey streaks have appreared about a third of the way up from the bottom of the screen and from the the right side to approx the middle. There's about four of them, their vertical, not straight up and down but at a slight angle, kind of an arc about 2 to 4 inches long. At first I thought they were smudges from dusting the screen with a microfiber rag: their that feint. Of course I examined the screen with the set off and couldnt see anything. With some backgrounds they are not seen very well but solid color backgrounds especially white they really stick out. Another thing is that they seem to be more pronounced the longer the tv is on.
I'm really bummed as we've had nothing but a great time with this set! Anybody have any ideas??