Yeah, many of us share your experience with the viewsonic pro8200. The cheap price with good feature set make it a great portable and home theater PJ in 1080p. 3 year warranty, plenty of inputs/outputs, 2,000 lumens, low RBE, good gaming PJ, carrying case, good pro reviews and user reviews, and a very positive pro8200 forum room (after 2 years I can't remember anyone really having a problem with the PJ other than a newbie using a cheap hdmi that caused picture problems, or someone not setting it up right on his A/V reciever. I can't remember anyone yet saying they even blew a bulb yet, very uncommon if you check the other PJ forum rooms. Hopefully it will stay that way, but even if something happens we got 3 years to fix it under warranty, right? Check out the tips in our pro8200 forum room for screens, ND filters, calibration,etc. Have fun with your new PJ.