well gone and done it,gone and got myself an hs10 what a day.. thanks to nexnix anyway for your service. delighted with the improvment over the ae100 (still a great projector imo).anyway i have got what appears to be vertical banding accross the whole picture they are quite uniform across the whole of the screen, on the first ae100 i had it was more on the right of the screen, i know its fairly common but i thought the sony was not a projector for demonstrating this problem.... i havent set up the htpc yet just run it through the component lead that comes with it. to a cheap dvd player. anyone know if this will go away when i hook up the pc or not. i went to plug in my vga lead into the back of the hs10( was going to look into dvi graphics cards tomorrow. ha ha!!!! THERE IS NO VGA SOCKET ON THE HS10) went to pc world and bought a 7500 (hercules badged radion) with dvi out... but you guessed it NO CABLE. please someone tell me that this graphic card will do the job,when i get the lead that is......a trip to maplins tomorrow... kramer if your reading this, i notice that you don't have this banding,or dead pixels huh.. you guessed it i got two of those as well.. but imo they reall dont bother me one little bit, and for me to say that is strang in itself. but they are so tiny you cant see them unless you put your nose on the screen...(oh well thats half my collection in the bin. ) so anyone know or think that this damn banding will dissapear or not.... All the best.....splice SERIOUSLY SKINT NOW!!