After browsing numerous posts I have choosen to get my first VP. A Sanyo Z3 (500 Euro above my budget!), because : - image quality is said to be excellent by most VP oldtimers - a lot of tweakings are available and settings can be found on forums - low price = high volumes = lower price for replacement parts (lamps!) - 3 year garanty - dust cleaning system - at first I though "marketing crap", but after further readings I have found out that it can be a real pain... - lens shofting (VP sitting at the right hand side of my sofa). - total silence And now, I am just extatic However (new bug?) After plugin the Z3 to ADSL TV (french freebox) through composite, while I was for the *very first time* playing with "Screen" key on my remote, when I reached "subtitle 2" screen setting the Z3 freezed!! Lamp went in stand-by mode, fan working, remote and VP on/off button not responding, reset button not responding, nothing. I have waited for 15 minutes with no avail. Finally I had to turn off then quickely on the Z3, quite ****** off because I understand I have reduced my lamp life a lot. Exact configuration was : FW version 1.00 - Z3 connected to PC through svideo and to TV Box scart through composite, input was on composite. After that, 4 days with 3 hours/day and no problem. BUT, each time I swith to "subtitle 2" (on composite or svideo), I can't help to notice a small glitch / quick tearing / jump (don't know how to describe it) on the upper left part of the screen... Questions (lamp survival guide)... After doing my readings, I assume that the thing to do if this happens again would be (from best to worse) : 1- use an external fan to blow on the lamp (!), turn the VP off and wait for everything to cool off. 2- turn VP off and on again (like I did), then use the VP again or wait say 20 minutes to shut it down properly. 3- turn VP off and let it cool down by itself for at least 1 hour. Point 2 before 3 is based on the assumption that 2 is bad for the "lamp insides" but good for the lamp glass which is the most fragile part. Any idea?