Just bought a panny this weekend went to system sound and viewed both the Sony VPL HS1 and the PTAE100. First impresssion of the sony was that it looked more like a convector heater and less like a home cinema product. that aside the picture didnt seem a patch on the panny. The viewing wasnt in total darkness but for me the panny was the winner. Reasons for: 1) the wife liked it 2) its picture was superior- alot more cinema like 3) the price 4) the looks also the fan noise seemed a little high on the sony. having seen a few threads on here im sure many will have their own ideas about these 2 pj. im very happy with it. need to get a screen now, currently project onto a dulux jasmine white wall ( about 6ft) it works but a screen is next on the shopping list. anyone know where to get ceiling brakets ?