I've gone through about two of these from Good Guys, and now one from Oade Bros. The defect comes when you're using a S-Video out to anyone if the s-video connections (DVD, Video 1 or 2, etc.) and running a s-video from the monitor OUT connection on the reciever to the S-video IN on the TV. On my 27" Trintion TV the defect happens when information an the screen is all black with a little bit f text on it -- at the begining of O' Brother Where Art Thou DVD when the Touchstone logo appears. THis makes the TV blinks in and out. When I tested it at Good Guys, we tried it on a Phillips flat screen model and it made wavy lines in the picture. Does any one own this reciever? Has this happened to you, too? I called Sony and they were/are clueless about the problem. And just for arguement sakes I tested all three s-video cables I have, and when I was at Good Guys we tested mine and some of theirs. So I know it's not the cables.