My wife is in Japan at the moment, and with the favourable exchange rate, the PT-AE100 retails at almost exactly half the retail price in the UK. Best price I've found over there is about £790. My only concern is warranty cover (guessing there won't be any), and cost of repair. I brought over a pioneer DVD player last time and it was bust when it got here. Cost £150 to repair, equivalent to the saving I made. Of course, it was unboxed and surrounded by makeshift packaging consisting of my clothes If I shipped it in its packaging should I be OK? I'd try and ask her to check for dead pixels, but I don't know if she'd know what to look for. Is the extra layout worth it for peace of mind? It is a big difference, and to think its a super budget model over here too!