Hi all, First post to say that I've joined the ranks of AE100 owners after several years of desire for the "big picture", and I would like to record my gratitude to the many members of this forum for the hints/tips/opinions etc. which have been interesting/useful/frustrating over the past couple of months. I'm driving the Panny with a laptop - fairly standard Dell model, with ATI Mobility graphics. I'm getting the Panny to recognise W480 using a resolution of 848*480 using Powerstrip, and a Sony Widescreen Monitor driver. It appears as though the graphics won't recognise the 856*480 specs culled from previous (and extremely helpful - thanks guys !) posts here and across on AVSforum. Also, if I try to adjust colour with Powerstrip though, the machine crashes in a "freeze" - the only way to clear it is to completely power it down. Any suggestions on how to improve the situation would be gratefully received. Any way - how did I get here and what do I think ?? Step 1 - borrowed Mitsubishi proj - loud, but impressed by big image, as was rest of family. Step 2 - Great support from my wife - put up with lots of tecno-wittering and loves the big screen ! Step 3 - demoed Sony Cineza and Panny - poor demo ~Sony much quieter/cooler running than Panny, picture from either unimpressive - poorly set up in shop with lots of noise/ light spill, other TVs on etc - unimpressed. Step 4 - demoed Philips Monroe - impressed - quiet, decent picture and this was the fav. Step 5 - Demoed Panny in different dealer - wow ! My wife said "This is more like it !". We were both convinced and I did the deal in the following days. It cost more than an Internet price, and a bit more than the STG£1250 kind of prices some of you guys manage but I'm happy with the proj and confident that the dealer will assist if necessary. Built a screen - 7ft wide - following hints on previous threads - blackout lining stretched on a frame. Dead pixels - none. Screen door - yes, but it doesn't bother me - the image from the laptop is so good that a slight de-focus sitting 12 ft away from a 7ft wide image makes it look filmic. We watched Monsters Inc last night with my daughters and the image quality was absolutely stunning - rock steady and brilliant. LotR is another feast for the eyes. I'm seriously considering a ProV for cable tv - current tv picture quality while fine on a 28" widescreen, via composite into the Panny isn't great. I would be interested in hearing more from current users of this piece of kit what the effect on TV signals is like - Does it outpout a true Pal Progressive TV signal ? What resolutions can you set the ProV to ? W480 ? To wrap up - The Ritz was the fist cinema my mother brought me to, and I continued to go there through to my teens. Its long since shut down, and the building is now used for something else. Lastly - thanks agan to members for advice and opinions - it would be unfair of me to mention any in particular - but I'll do it anyway (if you think you should be mentioned, PM me with your name on the back of a £10 note and I'll see what I can do in future "hall of Fame" posts ! Thanks to (in no particular order).... Kramer Timh Calibos Gordon Chris Frost Amelia McMullenbrush Shockabuku RichardH GearHead zAndy1 .....................and all others. Sean G.