Well...as for the lines....they are gone. Let the monitor sit for an hour and they dissapeared. I had already let it sit for over an hour to adjust to the temp and humidity of the room but mabye I didnt let it sit long enough.
But they were indeed vertical NOT the horizontal stabilizer lines. But in any case, they are gone so woopie! This is the monitor I got:http://www.necmitsubishi.com/products/P ... fication=1
What did I pay u ask....97$ through my dads office supply program from his work
More than likely, your grille was misaligned, which caused the lines.
The first trinitron monitor I bought (KDS) had the exact
same problem with it...slight faint vertical lines that looked like a haze over the monitor.
Being the sublte tech I am, I smacked the side of the monitor while it was on and noticed a vertical shimmering of the grille. A couple of light raps with the fingers, and I managed to settle the grille back into place.
Yours seemed to have corrected itself with gravity