Good Day All, Well now that I'm on my third television in the same number of weeks I think destiny is telling me that I should never have tried to purchase a rear projection television. The first JVC lasted 3 days before suffering some kind of convergence circuitry melt down, the Samsung that I tried to replace it with was horrid as far as picture quality went, the protective screen they used on their 2002-2003 model had a blue tint to half the screen when viewed at the slightest of angles and for $2,000 I wasn't going to deal with that for long. Anyway I ended up getting the Sony KP-57WS510 because it was pretty much the only other option I have being stationed over here in Italy. I would have bought it to begin with but the NEX didn't want to price match Best Buy which had it for $1,700 so I chose to save a couple bucks by purchasing the JVC & Samsung (silly me as I reflect on it). Anyway, what it boils down to is this; the Sony has all the symptoms of suffering from the "Flicker" issue as discussed in this forum as well as stated by the Sony service bulletin put out in 2003, I've spoken with Sony and tried to explain the circumstances I am in, being stationed overseas and such and was hoping they would authorize CRT gun replacement through an Italian Sony certified repair outlet over here. But after the exchange of several e-mails they pretty much said either ship it to Naples, Italy for repair through the NEX which could take anywhere from 4-6 months, or return it for another Brand of television. In all honesty I really want to keep it, even with the flicker issue it still has the best picture of all the televisions at the NEX (Navy Exchange). So my question is; until I get back the States in a little over a year and get the CRT guns replaced is there anything at all I can do to help minimize the flicker? It's really not noticeable until there is a scene in a movie that is shot with a dim background and little to no movement, or with say, rays of sunshine coming through a window creating the flicker as the light is dispersed across the background. During action scenes or scenes shot outside, or at full light you can't see it at all. I was hoping maybe someone had come across a way to help neutralize the flicker even in the minutest of ways, is there anything in the service menus I can adjust? Because I've tried pretty much everything else. Thanks again for listening to me, any and all feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated. Steve.