After much deliberation, homework (reading on these forums!), and not much intensive auditioning, I finally bought myself an AE300 from Nexnix. Now, the first one I had went pop before I had a chance to have a good play with it (bulb problem, I think), but Nexnix swapped it out for me - (excellent c.s. by the way) although this took about a month with the lack of stock available recently. I am absolutely delighted with my new pj, knocked up a blackout material screen over the weekend, and the PQ is amazing. However, last night I was watching fifth element superbit, and noticed a lit blue pixel about 6 inches from the top of the screen, (barely visible from my seating position). This is only visible on black background, but as it lies in the top 'widescreen' border on movies, this will be visible often, i think. I then ran through the service menu screens, and on a black background, there are a few 'partialy lit' single pixels, of varying brightness, none of them fully white, 1 or 2 at say 20%-30% white. and half a dozen at 5%-10%. these are not visible from my seating position. Now, I think I will probably swap the unit back out for the blue lit pixel (had a pixel check done prior to shipping) but should I expect to see this 'starfield' effect on all LCD projectors? I am delighted with the PJ, the picure is amazing , and TBH am not that bothered about the lit pixel and the starfield is only visible on inspection. I would just like some folk with more 'hours on the clock' to tell me if I am being unneccessarily harsh, then I can stop coming here, learning how to find faults with my new kit, and watch some movies!!