Well as the title of this area say "I'm so upset I could scream", yup, I could but I wont scream, I might wake up the neighborhood! What am I so upset you may ask? Well tonight I thought it would be a good idea to sit in my easy chair in the living room and watch a movie on DVD. So I walk into my computer room, grab a DVD off the rack and proceed into the living room. Where I start going about getting my home theater set up ready. I fired up the home theater system, open the drawer and popped the DVD in, set the sound for 5.1 Dolby Prologic II, grabbed the television remote and turned on the unit, after a couple second my TV comes on and I notice something, a gosh darn red line running on the right hand side of the screen. I thought this was a fluke and turned off the TV and turned it back on again, the darn line was still there, bright red, maybe only a centimeter in width and approx. 6.5 to 7.0 inches tall. I grabbed the remote and accessed the TV's menu, where I proceeded to go about changing setting, tweaking this and tweaking with that, I even went to far to access the "advanced" functions and did a complete factory reset of the TV, no luck the darn red line is still there. I tried playing the DVD, it plays on 99.9% of the screen, but won't work where the red line is, it just stays red and doesn't allow any colors to shine through it. The type of television I'm playing with was purchased little over 2 years back from Walmart. It is a Vizio 42 inch LCD television, 2 HDMI ports, component ports, the works. It's model number is VW42L. I dug up the sales slip for the TV and noticed that I did indeed purchase their one year extended protection plan, on top of the 1 year factory warranty, which both warranty's I noticed are expired by 3 months. This sucker cost me about $1000 when I purchased it, the two sales people on the floor kept giving me rave reviews about the unit, how sturdy it was, how the name Vizio means quality, Mr. Zen this TV will last you like 5-6 years.........I am pist off! I don;t know what to do, I have a $1000 television that has a red line through it, I can't live with that, it will bug me to much to try and sit there and watch something, that red line will draw my attention every time. I can't afford to buy a new set right now. My young child is going to be so disappointed to hear that our Vizio is on it's way out! Did a little digging about Vizio on-line and I didn't like what I saw! Walmart told me it was quality, yeah right, not with what I read! The learning lesson here, don't skimp and buy a cheaper house brand or Walmart main stay television, go for the more expensive and maybe just go totally name brand! I tried calling Vizio's (1-800) number, got an agent, gave the agent the information, he told me that I could mail the television back to them for an after warranty repair in the tune of around $500 to $700, no way! The Vizio agent must have been reading from a q-card or something. He had the nerve to finish our phone call, before hanging up by saying "thank you Mr. Zen for choosing Vizio for your home entertainment needs, have a nice day"!