LCDs can have the horizontal lines going up just like CRTs... but that is a settings problem and not that they are dead... I think LCDs fade with time
but if the symptoms are exactly like Boris described then he probably knows what he is talking about...
hey lightningfr... check out the Dell 20" 1680 x 1050... they are an amazing deal.. EDIT WHOA!!! never mind they went UP in price!!!
EDIT #@: never mind... they didn't go up, they seem to be discontinued... the only 20" is not an "ultra sharp" version... so you need to look at the 22" for that rez (I have two) but thay are a bit more cashola at $300)... look for a good 20" 1680 x 1050 20"... they are a great price point... Samsung might be the way to go