OK so I have an iPod touch 2g 16gb that I love, a replacement for a iPod touch 1g 16gb that fell in the pisser. So my mom wanted one, and I ended up just paying $100 and getting the 32gig ipod touch for myself and giving her mine, since it was practically brand new. On the first 32G, the screen was noticeably pink. Especially when held next to the older ipod, but even without that, a supposedly gray-shaded slider in the options panel would be PINK compared to the white just above it. It also had stinking horrible battery life. couldn't even make it through a 2 hour movie w/ no wifi, etc. on. OK, so I go to Best Buy and convince them to replace it for me. I get home, restore, rearrange all my icons...well, the colors are nice, things seem better...but wait what's this.... oh, it's the BACKLIGHT FLICKERING VISIBLE TO MY NAKED EYE. even with the brightness turned all the way up. and, when things move fast, they look as if they are interlaced video played back on your computer - alternating rows are "out of sync." a very bad-looking and obvious example is in Up There, the string of the balloon. or when scrolling the options, the 1-pixel-tall seperators flicker very much. if you have TV out to a normal TV, browse a webpage with it. scroll around. you get that effect in Safari on my new ipod. when looked at closely, the pixels on a still scene seem to "crawl" or "jitter" a little, independent of the backlight. it's VERY distracting and ugly. esp. next to my old 16gig (only like a month older, from walmart no less) which is pristine and pretty and stuff. It seems to effect all applications and games. is this a common problem or am I just unlucky? Should I consider myself "lucky" if I can live with it? the backlight flicker (not even on a low setting) combined with looking like interlaced output on a progressive display, is what you get for paying $400 nowadays? or should I take it back again? sigh... wtf is up? edit: strangely, it appears better-behaved when actually watching a video. no, a hard reset didn't help. it's not jailbroken. also, it does it at any backlight setting. and the bottom half gets REALLY WARM. ??? edit 2: I took video a camera. you can actually SEE the interlaced effect very clearly, and very clearly NOT see it on the other one. here are frame grabs.