There is about 4" away from the left border a 8" wide area if darkened color, that extends all the way to the bottom of the screen, then across the bottom as well. Its only noticable in bright scenes, especially white screens where it looks like a light smog has covered the area. The tv was fine until we moved it to my house the other day, there were no sudden movements or drops a few bumps and stuff, like sidewalk bumps what not. Its just quite annoying since i just the bought the tv for a great deal, and I know that the darkening or smogginess wasnt there when i checked it out at the craiglisters house. Any help would be great. Its manufactured in 2000 its a toshiba 50" theaterview, model te50t11. Especially with superbowl coming up!