A couple of months ago I noticed a problem with the picture tube. The picture has a slightly brighter image in a circular pattern running near the edge of the tube. (This is in a 4-1/2 year old KV-35S42.)
Fortunately I have an extended warranty (from Sears, where I bought the set), and the service rep said the problem was with the picture tube. He also said that he could replace the tube, but the replacement would be a "remanufactured" tube, and because my tube is otherwise fine (good color, contrast, and clarity) I might wind up with a worse picture tube than the one I have!
Does this sound like a reasonable warning? The main time you see the circle (and a slight graying out beyond it) is with bright, light images, such as pictures of a light blue or gray sky or similar images.
So, I'd like to know what to expect from a remanufactured tube, and whether the defect in my tube is likely to get worse over time. Other comments also welcome.