Hi there. After 475 hours I've began to notice a flicker in the picture... Its random but happens every 30 seconds to a 1 minute. Its goes a little brighter and then a little darker. Like a candle in the wind. It sounds like the globe. sad.gif A few other people have got this problem on the AVS forums. Its so annoying. I tried a Belkin SurgeCube with Line Cleaner as suggested by someone on the AVS forums (they had a similar issue) and it made no difference. I don't know what to do. The easiest way to see if it is flickering or not is to open up the secret menu. Go into the SELF CHECK and just let it sit. After 30 seconds the blue begins flickering in the background. Anyone with the AE700 got this problem? PLEASE reply with ANY info at all. Thanks.