Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Richmond BC Canada
Keep track if it keeps going get it replaced. I get a hum with mine I was told its normal by a tech. Never had flashes I really do think they pawn off refurbs after a while. Toshibas a garbage company as far as I am concerned like you, I had banding with my 196 that was replaced with a humming 177. And I tried to purchase 2 of their HD DVD players and both crash and got error messages upon playing back movies. I went back to the 360 add on which is more reliable.
Hitachi P50A402/ PS3 /Motorola 3416/ Harmon Kardon AVR-146 , Jamo, Energy, Vedolyne Sub/ Toshiba 42LX177