As someone of you know we're experiencing an intense heatwave in New England. Since about 5 days ago whenever I turn on my Samsung HCL552W RPTV, after a couple minutes, I get like static all over the screen in the colors of green, blue, red, yellow (predominately in black areas). I have the TV on a rug and I know you're not supposed to do this (I will be putting a piece of cardboard underneath tonight). Anyway, I took off the front panel last night and notice a vent right underneath the CRT's, and underneath the vent is of course the rug. Now, do you think I'm getting this static charge due to the rug and the mixture of humidity??? If I run the TV with the front panels off, the problem goes away. And if I run a progressive scan DVD player, which bypasses internal video circuitry, the problem doesn't even exist. If I unplug it from the wall and plug it back in, the problem clears up for a few minutes than resurfaces, like I said, this is only when either veiwing cable or interlaced video. So is my assumption right that the combination of the rug and humidity is increasing the static charge and creating a magnetic field?? Do you think that once I put cardboard underneath the problem will cease, or will it cease once this heatwave is over. I just hope I don't have lemon TV. Like I said though, when the front panels are removed and more air is circulating through I never get the problem.