I have decided after a couple of days of almost getting it right that the NEC setup is too much for me. It gets at all my weak points: MEASURING/squareness etc. All the reasons I am the worlds worst carpenter...can't get anything square, and the initial mechanical setup demands that you do. . My sony 1270 is a piece of cake for me to set up and I have taken the beast apart (all CRT's) replaced a couple of boards etc. I have also had good luck with electrohome set-ups. I am dissapointed but a man has to know his limits!