Wow John... you must really know your stuff... most of that is "Chinese to me"... :-) I'll be sure to re-read and become more knowledgeable about this so I can clearly understand...
The only reason I'm posting that same image is to give an accurate comparison after I mess-with/change something. I can assure you that the glow happens around any light-colored or bright image on the screen. To confirm this, I played a lil xbox last night and the glow was around any white lettering or anything really light in color.
When I pull up the tv menu, it's blue and the boxes that pop up are almost not even boxes. They glow as well making them look like ovals. I can take pics of that tonight if anyone wants to see.
The cables I'm using are 2-3' gold plated monster cables.
This is so frustrating... at first, I was willing to pay a tech to come out and fix this thing... I thought I had someone, but he disappeared! I can't reach the guy! And nobody else is interested in coming out to help. One place wants me to bring it to them. No way! It was hard enough getting it in my trailer to get it home... it's not moving again! Besides, it'd be all messed up by the time it got home from the repair shop anyway! I'm so frustrated now with these techs, that I don't even want to hire any of them! It amazes me that people won't come out to me... nobody seems to want to work. I'm glad these people aren't construction workers... if I wanted an addition on my house, they'd say they need to build it at their house, and I'd have to go pick it up from them to put it on my house!
I'm working on very limited funds right now due to a recent issue that has severely impacted my financial status, so I can't just go spending $$$ frivolously to get this fixed. I really need to figure out the problem first, and then go from there to either doing it myself, or if necessary, paying someone to do it.
I'm not opposed to paying for phone consultations, but since it's an "unknown" problem, there's no telling how long it will take to figure out what it could be. It could take multiple phone calls... and the minutes/hours would add up quick! I simply can't afford to take that chance as the cost could end up being through the roof!
So... where should I go from here?
PS- I'd like to add that John has literally pm'd back and forth with me about 150 times in the last few days trying to help me. John, I thank you. Mr. Bob has been e-mailing with me as well (kick-ass). And I thank everyone else out there that's been helping me. It's very nice to see others out there willing to help as much as I do (in other forums). I'm new here simply because I just got this TV and I've never had a big TV before. I'm on a bunch of car and motorcycle forums where I've helped others out a lot. The last person I helped dropped his brand new bike. The upper fairing (plastic piece) broke and he was very upset. He also couldn't get a new one yet since it was an early-release bike and replacement panels aren't available from Italy yet. So, I offered to weld it for him (yes, I can weld plastic) for free. (It just seemed like the right thing to do.) He sent it to me, and included return postage. I put about 4 hours into it, burnt my leg in the process from an accidental dripping of the melted plastic, and got the panel done. I'm shipping it back to him today. So, again, thanks to all helping this noobee out...