So my parents got a 46" Sony Bravia LCD TV back in 2008 and until last week, it's been very reliable and hasn't had issues. Last week, however, my brother began to notice a dark section in the middle of the screen, and on the right side, horizontal lines and double images appear after turning on. They do however, go away after 30 min of use, but based off what I've learned so far, it sounds like the CCFL could be failing...either that, another vital component, but no matter what it is, it will not be cheap and the warranty was only three years long, so it expired in 2011. The parts are just too far cost-prohibitive and I would imagine it would be better for them to get a new TV. Is the backlight about to go out, like, very, very soon? It's just interesting how it began a week ago and how it goes away after thirty minutes. It's not gradual, it just goes away abruptly. If this is the wrong section, my apologies.