I noticed today when messing with the TV that when the volume was up high (I.E. higher than my girlfriend normally allows!) the picture, especially bright scenes, were flickering. I used the freeze frame function, reduced the volume and the flicker disappeared. I have my front external speakers under the TV so I moved those but the flicker seems to be caused by the built in central speakers. When I first noticed the brightness flickering, I applied the fix posted by DEN (27.7.01) and this made a big difference. But even with that, when the volme is high, the picture flickers. Is this the same on anyone else's TV? I have to say that I think that the TV generally is excellent. I'm just a bit peeved that it seems unless I have separartes for sound, the picture will flicker whenever I crank up the volume.