Ok, so take this as you will, I am just relaying information that was given to me by a sales rep from an online store with a Canadian warehouse.
I had finally decided upon ordering the H27, so I contacted the sales guy that I have had some emails back and forth with. He had the H27 showing up in his system as 'end of life' from Optoma, so he said he would phone me back.
He phoned me back after talking to his Optoma rep, and said that, yes, the H27 was 'end of life' and that the last batch of them in Canada was bought up by a certain large electronics store.
I have also talked with Jason at AVS about the 27, but the only reason I was going to go with this other guy was because of some reservations I had that there might be warrantee issues with a PJ from the States.
So, this is where I need some input.
I can either:
1. Try to get the H27 from AVS, assuming they can get stock, and that there wouldn't be any warrantee issues.
2. Get an H31 instead from the Canadian guy (for about $100 more than the 27).
3. (I guess), get the H27 from the large electronics place, at $150 more than I would have paid online.
Any opinions, I hope to being to make a decision soon and start enjoying my new PJ
Edit: Forgot to mention, DVI connection to HTPC is critical for me, that is why I originally (eventually) decided upon the H27, but I am hoping that this is now ironed out with the 31.