Last night, after only 2 months, my panny ae300 went pop. Earlier this week I noticed the image wasn't as bright as usual and was finding it real hard to see in the day time. As i'm only using curtains to keep the light out I thought maybe it was just that the days were getting brighter for longer. That was until wednesday night. Untill then I was only playing on me Xbox so thought maybe it was the game. I sat down to watch a film and found myself turning both the brightness and the contrast up +10, from approx -2 and +3 respectively. Thursday night,same thing. Friday evening, same thing. Friday night,POP. Me, I'm 99.9% sure it's the lamp. Only the room was cool and had been ever since the pj arived. I'd been only low lamp mode since I got it, and no problems were shown on the secret menu. I'd used up approx 260 hours. Does anyone think i'll encounter any problems getting it sorted? For free mind! Sorry for the long post but thought i'd give all the info I could think of up front.