I've had the 1000 for about two weeks and love it. Got mine through Mike G. (AVS) and he's a pleasure to deal with as are all the AVS team. I'm using Lumagen Radiance XE and ADA Mach IV and the video is significantly better than my Pioneer Elite FPJ-1. I'm using zoom for 2.35 rather than AL I was using with Pioneer.
I love the zoom, but not the fact that I have to use so many button presses to get screen masking, aspect ratio and zooming correct. I'm using RTI control and can macro masking but I have not found any Sony command files to change aspect ration and select zoom discreetly. Do those command exist for the Sony?