Here's my problem: When watching extremely dark scenes (ie: at least 75% of frame is black or near black) there is a slight, periodic, brightening of the entire screen (although it could be just the letterboxed frame). It seems to happen about once a second (or 60 times a minute), and is really only noticable when the frame is dark and static (just re-watched 2001 and it was really apparent on 3 or 4 occaisions (I've also noticed this on other DVD's as well). Details about my setup: DVDP: Pioneer 525 (interlaced output only) TV: Loewe Calida 32" SDTV with built-in, non-defeatable line-doubler Monster Power Center HTS2000 (all power through this) DVD hooked up to TV using Ultralink Gold s-video cables (auto 16:9 detect only works with s-video); this cable does not run along any others (power or line level) but does have about 2-3 meters of play in it, which is currently loosely coiled TV is in 16:9 mode, which shows no picture/raster lines outside of 16:9 frame Not sure what other info is needed; ask and ye shall receive So I'd assume that this is some sort of power hum issue. If so, what's going on? Does it take more power to create black than white? My TV does a pretty good job of holding black at black with a variable APL, but is it trying to draw too much power? Is this happening with all images and I only notice it on the really dark ones? And here's to most important question: What can I do to fix this? All help is appreciated.