the same is happening to me. i bought mine off of ebay for $250, it worked fine and i thought i got a great deal then this black flicker S#*! happens at least once every time i use it.
I call sony and they say they can't find proof of purchase from the serial code on my display (atleast from the US), so i could not get a replacement. THE THING IS THE DISPLAY WAS RELEASED IN NOVEMBER OF 2011, AND IT'S JULY 2012 ( I GOT IT IN MAY) SO IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ACCEPTABLE FOR THEM TO REPLACE IT.
Now they have a recall out for the price and it is only 200 dollars retail without any offers. SO there still selling these displays and deducted the price 100% from $400 dollars and wont fix the problems that it has, WOW SONY i wasted my hard earned money on somthing i thought was a good investment and would be flawless in lasting long.
THIS COMPANY AND IT'S CUSTOMER SERVICE LET ME DOWN.
3 thunderstorms in a row, 2 of those the PS3 3D Display & PS3 were unplugged before the full brunt of the storm could be felt. Each thunderstorm provided 1 power surge a piece. So far, so good however as no issues have come up.
Sony REALLY needs to get a lead on this issue....nothing they can say can stop this 60+ page thread regarding this issue. They need to publically come out and admit their hardware or software issues, and release a fix for it so that our displays work fine. I have just requested my 3rd display (2nd replacement model), and sadly it will most likely have the same issue. It's a real shame, they are nice displays (besides the glossy screen), but the problems with them are just extremely bad.
Mine just started these past 2 days. Had it for over 2 weeks but haven't used it much until now. Man, this really sucks. I got it new from Gamestop's sale and it had some recommendations from some dudes I know who didn't have any issues. Gonna try a different HDMI cable and if it keeps happening, gonna RMA this sucker.
T he issue with the occasional black screen or noise on the screen is because of the video display setting on the PS3. I was having the issue for a couple of weeks, couldn't watch NETFLIX cause the screen would black out every now and then. I went to video setting on the PS3 and uncheck 1080P. After that everything went back to normal. No more black screen. I hope this helps someone.