I too am having problems with text lines or any dark images on my screen being streaked across the display as a gray shadow. I had an older 17" CRT model through Gateway that is about 5 years old and just recently purchased a 17" TFT LCD monitor in hopes of alleviating this problem. Unfortunately, it didn't work. I've heard rumors about magnetic fields (my speakers are about 1 foot above my monitor) or possibly a video/graphics card problem. I tried both monitors on my friend's computer and both worked fine without streaks. Could the video card be the problem or something else? Thanks.