Ive had one a few months & very happy with it. I had a faulty ae1000 before the sony & was to scared of getting a replacement. I run it wih a DAV 500 & a Draper 69" 16.9 screen & as long as the room is dark myself I think the picture is perfect. I had it at 150" to play a friend on my ps2 which was still top notch as it was on a wall. No worries of a break down but the accessories a expensive (except bulbs) would be nice if it had such a short throw range as the panasonic though.