Is it possible that it could be EARTH and it's Magnetic pull
hmm, good point... i've never seen this phenomenon before until i moved to my NYC apartment so maybe it's my location. even on my old panasonic 27" though the left side of my screen (much more than w/the 34XBR800) would just randomly turn green or purple in the middle of the movie or video game. it was visible whenever certain colors or pure white was on the screen.
The service manual actually suggests aligning the picture tube in an East-West orientation while performing service for best results.
man, you have got to be kidding me... does that mean from left to right is east-west, or back to front? my tube is roughly facing east right now...
When you say "fading in and out ocassionally" do you mean you can sit and watch it coming and going?
yes, just before my very eyes. while watching the corner will suddenly turn green, stay that way for maybe a minute or two, then slowly fade back to normal. much less bothersome than on my old set, but it still happens. doesn't seem to be much dependent on when the set was turned on or off.
when you moved it to the floor, how long was it off before you turned it on while on the floor in the "yellow" postition?
yes, in fact i was moving the set while it was on, and observed the color change in action. i tried cycling the power a few times but didn't seem to help much. i probably had to leave it there longer, but i was afraid the field might damage the set permanently. i guess it was a floor beam or something, dunno. it really was a matter of just a few inches.