I was told be an OEC competitor that they had been putting out too much radiation. OEC was forced to pull it from the market for a while. The OEC rep claimed that they had retired the model but demand was so strong that they brought it back. That story sounded like B.S.i have a theory. the original 9800's got OEC into trouble because they were putting out too much radiation.
this is also why they had an incredible image. basically, they were cheating.
they got caught by the feds after GE bought them out.
the software upgrade brings the radiation back down to where it should be.
so incredible image is not bad now, but no longer incredible.
this is only a theory. i have no evidence to back it up.