OK, so nearly everyone knew what is was going to be, but some weren't sure. 'twas fun while it lasted. Collected at 3pm today. BIG box - in perfect condition. Phew, what a relief Quick check through interlaced S-video (Pioneer DV444) - worked! Watched a bit through S-video - WOW - this thing is bright. Quickly switched to cinema black mode & tweaked a bit. OK, the old problems with S-video: unnatural looking fleshtones, unpure colours etc..., but... NO screendoor The pixels are tiny by comparison with the AE-100, & VERY closely packed. The panel structure is visible up to about 4" from the screen & then quickly disappears. No "black" areas (as in mesh) whatsoever between the individual pixels. Quick check for dead/open pixels (very difficult given their microscopic nature) revealed a clean bill of health. TBH, I'd say 4/6 dead pixels would go unnoticed by most. Open however might be different, but 1 single open pixel on the periphery wouldn't be anywhere as irriating as on an AE-100. Doesn't matter now, ALL 3.1 million on mine are perfect Looks like Sony's "failsafe" technology, quality control & manufacturing process has finally rid LCD PJs of this problem. Panasonic's new "smoothscreen" technology (I've had reservations about this anyway) ISN'T necessary given the results from these Sony panels. The unit itself IMO is classy. Beautifully finished. Small touches like the illuminated Sony logo on top, while adding nothing to performance/PQ, are nice to see, & clearly elevate this unit above Panasonic's offerings. The remote is also nice, with an amber/orange backlight. Comes with a 10m composite/S-video/Component "multi cable", cinema black filter & spare air filter. Also nice to see a glass cover over the large front opening outside the lens. Excellent package throughout, great looking unit & useful accessories (never used the "carry bag" supplied with the AE-100, pity Sony didn't include one ). Hooked up the PC through DVI, browse of AVS for Powerstrip parameters & off I went. Windows desktop looks absolutely sweet through DVI, even in 1024x768 (XGA) mode. Limited success with DVI for now though, as the best I can achieve is 1360x768 @ 56Hz. This however is pixel perfect with Mark's DILA test pattern displayed perfectly. Problem is there's an area of unused pixels surrounding/framing the image. Roughly 16 pixels all around. I sent the PJ several similiar resolutions at/near 1366x768, but this area still persists. The PJ sees all (well ones I've tried) resolutions @56hz as "#51 Special mode 1366x768". I've been in the service menu also (Christ it's exhaustingly long - must be >100 different adjustments available in the "factory service" area), so I'm sure I'll eventually get a full screen 1:1 image with DVI. The peeps over at avs claiming to have this haven't ever given exact details, so IMO their claims can be disregarded. Picture (without any calibration) from Power DVD via DVI in 1360x768 is MINDBLOWING Watched some of LOTR (start especially) & it was like looking through a window I can only imagine what this will produce with perfect 1:1, calibrated with Avia etc... That's all for now I'm afraid - going to play some more Some pics of the box/unit/accessories below. Need to mount it, receive my longer DVI cable & calibrate before any further appraisal, but all I can say at the moment is WOW - I'm gobsmacked edited with resized pics!