Purchased my Sony KP51HW40 in May of 2002 at Rex's. Had been very happy until about 4 weeks ago when I noticed some flicker on my direct TV. Didn't think too much of it until I noticed it on a DVD. Checked the internet and it seems that my problem is the infamous Sony Flicker Bug!! Had contacted Sony at Your service and they seemed fully aware of these problems. Told me they would contact a service rep and I would be contacted within 24 hours. no response. Waited four days and called back. They said they had dealt with the service rep and didn't know why they wouldn't call me. Finally got a call yesterday. In the meantime, I haven't had another flicker problem in the past ten days. My question is this: After reading all the horror-stories about the CRT repairs done on these TVs (e.g. convergence issues, sloppy picture, the "in-home" vs. "out-of-home" debate), should I get the TV repaired if I'm not currently having the problem. My serial number (## 90XXXXXX) is in the infected range but didn't know if anyone had the problem but then it went away. My main hang-up is that I don't want some local shop (who didn't even call me back for several days) to open up the guts of my TV and mess around when my set seems to be working OK. I guess I'm hoping Sony will issue a proper recall (which they should or offer to replace my TV. Should I try to get it replaced at Rex's? I don't have much faith in the reapir shop Sony suggested, but it's gotta be better than what the retailer (low bid) could provide.