Oh well it was expected after reading similar fates on here. My ae100 reached the grand old age of 21 months old before the dreaded pop seconds after power on. Checked threads and read that Panasonic are pretty good, they will send a courier to pick up and the psu fix isn't expensive, someone even had their's replaced for free outside of warranty. Till its my turn of course. No such luck - apparently I send it at my own cost, there will be a £50 charge to provide an estimate, if I go ahead the £50 becomes part of the cost. Oh and there is a delay for projector repairs at the moment. Just to make me feel better I was told 'its probably down to cold weather at the moment!". "Is it not the inherent power supply problem with these projectors? "says I. Cue pause and general mumblings. I don't know how many hours were on the bulb but I don't really use it that much. I don't suppose there's anyone else had this happen outside of warranty, if so - how much?