I've just read the latest Home Cinema Choice review of the AE700 and they make no remarks about the seemingly common problem of Verticle Banding. In fact, they actually state that there is no verticle banding and award the AE700 5 stars and place it top of the £1500 projectors in their test which includes both the Infocus SP4805 and the Sanyo Z3. Does this mean that the verticle Banding problem is NOT common to all units and if so, why not? or does it mean that Panasonic have sweetened the deal with HCC to make their review a glowing one? I mean, if some units display no verticle banding, what do those units have that the others don't and why can't all units be produced the same as those units? If it was not for the VB issues that plague the AE700, I think they would have the best selling projector ever created!