Hi there! I've got a replacement SP2 from MS. The first thing I noticed when I powered it up was "OMG, backlight bleeding!". I didn't know that there is a BLB problem with the SP2, so I really didn't look for anything wrong, it just jumped into my eyes. I've read every BLB thread here and I became a little insecure. The screensaver test didn't show any difference between old and new, but powering both up is a huge difference. So I went a bit scientific. I set up my SLR on a tripod, turned off all lights and took pictures from the booting devices. Here it is: File-Upload.net - IMG_7288.jpg (sorry for sharing it as a file, but posting this directly as a picture in the browser shows NO diference at all. I intentionally made it so small, so everything happens in the center of the screen, so your own screen's BLB doesn't interfere ;-)) Now guess which is which? Almost impossible, isn't it? Check out this image to show which spot drives me so crazy: File-Upload.net - IMG_7288_.jpg Left is the new one. The spot looks worse on the right side, but it isn't. The issue is a yellow color cast of this spot at the new one. On the old one everything glows slightly white, no issue. But the yellow area is just ugly. My issue now: 2 years ago I purchased the Samsung top-range LCD TV. It had terrible BLB and I decided to stick with it, because of the same reason people state here: you never seee it under normal conditions. It's the same on the TV, I normally didn't see it, only during power up. But no, there ARE conditions where you see it and it just drives me crazy. So shall I accept something with BLB again? I will hate it every time I turn it on. And maybe there are also conditions where it's visible. Aaaaarrggghh! It's just such a love and hate relation with this stupid device. Why are they giving me such a hard time? Why can't they just make it right?