After much deliberation on whether to spend £4000+ on a VW11HT or £1699 for an HS-1 (with a free screen) I opted for the cheaper HS-1 knowing that Ill probably want to upgrade anyway in the next couple of years. It arrived this morning, and here are my first impressions at home. The picture quality really is quite good, although mine has 3 dead pixels near the bottom of the screen. In all honesty, if I wasnt looking hard for them, I probably wouldnt have noticed. Theres a little noise in the picture, but then Ive not seen any better on other LCD or DLP projectors costing twice its retail price. Colours are good, contrast is good, resolution is good, blacks arent too bad either. In fact Im very impressed. At the price I paid, its one hell of a bargain, and you could almost by 3 of these for the cost of a VW11HT. My only real wish is that it had the true 16:9 capability of its bigger brother, but then I knew that when I ordered it. Pictures more than about 6ft wide start to noticeably reveal the line structure. Would I change my mind, now Ive seen it at home ?....... No. Im a chuffed owner! Its pictures are good, it looks cute, its very portable, its flexible, fan noise aint too bad, and its available at a very good price ! But, Ill be saving hard for that ultimate projector that nobody makes yet!