Ok...here is a major plug for Jason's QC/validation service for any buying from AVS. Look, I love this PJs design and feel its pq is unparalled for my needs at this price point. I am going to stick by Epson. But, the quality of this first batch should be viewed cautiously. My first unit that I have been reporting on has 3 (2 rather visible) dead or stuck pixels. I previously considered it to have a convergence issue, but I was wrong for any that read that. I took it back to the distributor today to exchange based on the very obvoius pixel issues. We lit it up, and he identified the pixels and confirmed the legitimacy of my return request. Absolutely no problem there. So, before leaving, we took the replacement unit he had held for me out of a box and beamed it up. What I am going to tell you next is ridiculous...but, I think I have actually read about one other case like this on this board in the past. The darn focus ring was locked up. I mean, completely unmovable. It would zoom, but not focus. So, that is not a good ratio out of the small number this distributor had, and it was his last. So, I spent a 1.5 hour roundtrip drive today to go show him why I was returning mine (which he agreed) and then his last unit in stock has an even bigger issue. I now have my original 6500 back and need to remount it in my media room and await more fulfillment to my distributor. I am not worried that he or Epson will stand by me. And, I will stand by them as this picture is very much worth it in all regards......but what a PITA. And, easily worth the small $$ AVS charges to pre-screen your unit if you don't have some deadline like I did for Christmas that you are no longer trying to meet.