I have a Power Mac G4 dual 450 with a 17" Studio Display purchased 9/1/00. Last evening I heard crackles in the display. The CRT went dark. Had a metal burning smell. I disconnected the CRT from the G4. Then used the power button to shut the G4 down. This evening I visited the Chestnut Hill Apple Store. The Mac Genius checked my display. The Tube us dead. Base repair $699.00 plus tax. I decided is wasn't worth it to fix a 3 year old CRT, when it didn't cost that much new. The are going to dispose of it for me. I looked at a new 17" LCD $699.00. They happened to have a 20" Cinema Display that was returned due to one dead pixel. They booted it up for me. The dead pixel is near the edge at the approximate 4:20 position. It is white and to me barely noticeable, size of a pin. 20" $1,299.00. I got it for $1,099.00 plus tax. Now should I take the G4 in next week to have Panther installed?