well, I've had my ae100 for about 2 months now, and clocked up 1hour. I am re-decorating, so have not been able to use it yet. The amount of listed problems has had me thinking...... I believe my warranty is 1 year long. But perhaps projector warranties should be like cars' mileage warranties? 3 year or 60K miles. 1 year or 1000 hours perhaps? As a marketing person, I think that would help address newbies' concerns about the 'lifetime' nature of projectors?