Well-I un-boxed my X500R. It was double boxed and although it doesn't look like the inner boxed was dropped, the Styrofoam packing was pretty badly compressed and broken on the right side of the projector. (Looking from the front) There appears to be no physical damage and I just fired it up and ran it for about an hour. No source plugged in yet-Just basic sizing and focus plus exploring the menu system. Looks like it's OK although seeing the Styrofoam all busted when I first opened it didn't give me a warm and fuzzy feeling. How do I check to make sure there's no major pixel alignment issue? Also, I run my Mitsubishi HC4000 in low lamp mode. My room is totally light controlled, so I switched to low on the 500. Do most people run in normal or low with a light controlled room?