Yeah, I could clearly hear the scratchiness that you described after you enabled the TimeFactor. I've heard that sort of scratchiness in two cases in the past. (1) a unit has bad memory or (2) after updating a device the update didn't install correctly. Since you said that this problem only started happening after you installed the latest TimeFactor release, just reinstalling the release again might fix the problem. When you turn your TimeFactor on, does the display come on immediately by the way, or is there a 10 second delay before the display comes on? The reason that I ask is that there have been cases where the software that actually handles the installation of updates gets corrupted, and if it is corrupted, there's a 10 second delay before the display turns on. That could be one reason why an update didn't install correctly.