Finally, I am enjoying watching films with my AE500 which I purchased in March'04. I believe the pannny warranty only covers 12 months, is it worth extending this warranty (if possible) with panasonic? My existing warranty will expire in 3 months, the project has a whole 37 hours of use - no joking pls (recently installed av equipment in my dedicated hc room - completed very recently). Whats the consensus from you guys?? I am concerned about the usual issues with the AE500 (dust, flicker, optics etc etc ) Is it worth going for independant insurance cover or is a panasonic warranty worth it? Before you ask, I intend to use the projector for at least 2 years before upgrading therefore I believe an extended warranty is worth considering (especially with only 37 hours on my clock). Can any AE500 users comment on the above or recommend alternatives. I probably being too sensible ??