Well, I'm resurrecting this thread from oblivion ;). My AE700 just turned one year, and last nite was the first time I noticed the dreaded flickering, on a menu screen...:(
It has about 670 hours on the lamp, all low mode, auto iris on, fed 720p via HDMI mostly (some TV via composite), and I make sure to turn off the main power after using it, so I've never had a VB issue. I have the 1.07 firmware, which fixed the WF problem, and until last nite, it has run beautifully. I don't think this is a mains related problem, we have 220 Volts in Sweden and in my apartment it is quite stable, no lights ever flicker, even when I turn on the oven or any other large appliance.
Now, the flickering didn't actually affect the movie (Godzilla, kinda dark), but it worries me nonetheless. Is there anything to be done? I haven't noticed any dimming (DVE calibrated), should I just wait for 1) my bulb to die or 2) the problem to go away?
What about running it in high mode for a while, does that actually help?
So, any help will be greatly appreciated :).