Hi, I just purchased a 'brand new'AE300 from a (quite) well know online retailer, and am very impressed with the PQ overall. However a couple of things are bugging me; 1. As soon as I switched the unit on I noticed a permanently lit bright blue pixel in the middle of the screen. It is only really visible on dark scenes but I can see it quite easily during them. 2. I checked the lamp runtime and it was already on 7 hours (and set to high power) when I switched the unit on for the very first time. Also all the bags etc had already been opened, including the bag on the carry case, and the batteries for the remote had been used, instruction manual looked slightly worn (not that i'm too bothered about that). it actually seems to me that this may be a unit which has previously been returned by another customer. I would like an opinion on what to do about this- Would you ask for a replacement? I don't really like the fact that this appears to be a 'used' machine even though I paid for a brand new one.