Hi, ive had my AE200 now for a few months and its going great. I read that you should have a lamp inspection when you first receive it so i did and it looked fine, no dammage etc. Im now about about 70 hours (in the user menu) and i had a look again to check all was well.... Upon taking the thing out i immediatly noticed silver flaky bits inside it and when i looked in properly a whole corner of the reflective coating lookes to be bubbling off. (lookes like paint when you strip it with an electric paint stripper) The picture seams fine with good even coverage. Is this a normal thing to happen so early on? Should there be any cause for concern? This is my 1st proj and i hope that this doesent put me off! Was going to take it into a Panasonic Shop (didnt buy it there tho) and see what they say and if i can look at another AE200 that theyve had but im not sure if they'd help. Any advice would be great. Thanks, Stuart. PS. Also ment to ask: What dammage can an exploding bulb do? Will it be all contained within the bulb enclosure or can the 1st lens be dammaged?