Having just sold my projector, an AE100 as the screen door was too distracting for me, I was going to head to the UK for a demo of the AE300 and HS10, but unfortunately I could not get a gtee of them having an AE300 available to demo at short notice. So with the weekend plans changed some quick phone calls and a home demo of a HS10 was arranged with Kramer. It has been treated to a cc40r filter, cant remember if it had been avia'd and was producing a very pleasing image for me. There was some light shining through the house onto the screen, which was washing out hte picture but the weather was terrible and in between the bright moments and with proper light control it produces a fantastic picture. Hi Def Material - we suffered some HTPC problems so hardware acceleration was not working for the HDTV recording clips, there was some stop/starting and jerkiness and interlacing - I think but the level of detail was very impressive. The real pleasure was WMP9 HD material. This showed HD is a quantum leap over DVD in my opinion, although it will be a great test to see T2 WMP9HD and DVD back to back to do some comparisons and to ensure its not some sort a placebo effect, I do genuinely believe that there is an enormous difference in image quality between these 2 formats on the HS10. What is most exciting about the WMP9 material is that an entire movie can be encoded in this format and will fit on a standard DVD (I think). Messiah is correct for the mainstream consumer, HD will not be an issue for some time, for those of us with a higher proportion of anorak gene in our DNa, sourcing HD material now means having a projector that can give it a bit more of the wow factor. Is the HS10 a bit step up from the AE100 I had. Yes ... would I be happy with one, I dont know. I think it would be too noisy for me. If I could put it in another room shooting through a wall, I would be getting on to Nexnix on Monday morning and surfing the web to order my cc40r filter and probably smart111 as well. A hush box is a possibility, some research into this is on the cards, if it proves to be a runner and I can get the HS10 noise to an acceptable level for me I will definitely take the plunge. IF you read this messiah, I would be very interested to hear your critique of the VW12, especially regarding its blacks and noise level. A big thanks to Kramer for the demo, and for a tour of his highly impressive HTPC, its water-cooled and so so quiet. Got served some of the finest coffee I have tasted in the long term, a Kramer special blend and some nice cream sponge Thanks to Catherine for that and for putting up with the nerd like analysis of all things pc and home theatre related. If any Sony personnel are listening in, I would not be surprised if this man has helped sell more Sony projectors thank all the Sony stores in Ireland and probably the UK put together have. Thanks Kramer... you are a real gent Vex.