Well its 3 o'clock in the morning, and I'm still smiling.........my face hurts!! My AE-300 turned up today, and I have learned at least 2 things in this whole exersize. 1/ PriceJapan/DNL freight are the 2 best company's I think I have ever dealt with......Not bad service 5 days from order to ceiling mount, all the way to Oz.....including clearing my cheque. 2/ Life is great after CRT. I came from owning 2 1272 Sony's, 1 for an indoor theatre and 1 for outside, under the stars screenings. Both machines where in imaculate condition and performed flawlessly, but I was sick of the constant tweeking....... I really feel I have lost nothing by going to the Panny 300. Except maybe that sick in the stomach feeling when I used to fall asleep during a movie and wake up panicing about screenburn. Goodbye CRT hello LCD. I have replaced everything in my HT, so it is all new and exciting... By the way the lens on the front of the AE-300 takes 67mm filters if you require any.