i just took delivery of my ae100 - bought on ebay for £760 with 24 hours on it. i gave it a trial run - before setting the room up properly - and the picture etc seemed fine. Later on - i had the room all set up - ready to show off to my friends - but the picture, instead of being all nice and bright was really dull, but worse - the image was kind of pulsing between dim and dimmer at regular intervals of about 1 second. got REALLY concerned about this - and ended up watching the movie on the tv instead later on that evening i tried it again - same thing, but soon - the picture dissapeared completely!! i looked into the lense and could see a dim flickering kind of effect on the lcd panel and hear a corresponding clicking noise. there are no warning lights coming up yet though - does this mean that the "red led of death" is about to strike?? I'm TOTALLY gutted by this - and having read most of the posts in this forum over the last day or so get the impression that all is not going to be well with my panny either it has a may 2002 build date - and so can go back for repair i guess.... but that means missing the first few episodes of 24 on it Help. Danny.