YESSSSSSS!!!! I couldn't keep myself from trying the settings in the service-menu. My Hitachi CP-X275W (and many other LCD-projectors) has a lot of vertical banding on the green and blue panels. This was beginning to annoy me extremely, even more than the stuck blue pixel in the middle of the screen. The banding is visible here. The blue panel also has this banding. I heard about a Sony VPL-CS2-user who had adjusted the voltage to the panels in the service-menu and removed the banding on his projector. I also heard about a guy who adjusted some settings called "V.COM" in the service-menu of his Sanyo PLV-60 and also removed the banding. The service-menu of my projector also has a setting called "V.COM" with separate figures for each color. Choosing one of the colors, green for example, shows a screen where every other line is green on a black background. The green was flickering a lot and the blue and red were completely still. Increasing the value stopped the flickering and reducing the value made it worse. Someone stated that this setting is there for adjusting flicker, and that seems to be exactly what it does. But it also has a severe impact on the banding pattern that is a problem on this projector. The original values were R 157 G 164 B 171. I used the flight-scene in Jurassic Park III as a test screen because that's a scene where the banding has been very visible and annoying before. The scene was running in the background so any changes were visible as soon as I moved the cursor to the left in the service-menu. First I tried lowering the green value to 130. The banding in the sky was now much worse and I began to gain hope. Raising the green value to 190 improved the banding a lot, but it didn't remove it. Then I tried raising the blue to 190 as well and the banding was gone! My heart skipped a beat and I cracked a large grin! Success! Although I have experience with the service-menu of CRT-TVs I didn't really know what I was doing with all the strange values here, I was just satisfying my curiosity but I did discover something which might be very helpful. The question is, Is this safe or will it cause damage to my expensive toy? I changed the settings back to the default before I exit the service-menu because I'm still a bit scared to leave it like that for longer periods. Here's the procdure for entering the service-menu on the Hitachi CP-X275W (and probably almost all Hitachi-projectors): Warning: Always write down the original values before you try anything. Be aware that changing settings in the service-menu can really mess up the way the projector works and there is a good chance it might damage the projector too. Don't complain to me if you break anything! Service-menus are always scary and can be confusing. Don't blame me if you mess it up. 1. Press "menu" once. 2. Press "reset" once. 3. Press "reset" again and hold for five seconds. Tor Arne Curiosity killed the cat!