ok, I can't believe it. I'm totally sold on Mitsubishi now. A week or so after I sent in my rebate form I received a "sorry" letter because the offer had ended 11/20, even though my form said through 12/31.
I just chaulked it up as 'oh well.'
Today, when I got home from work there was a second letter from the big M. They'd evidently reconsidered. It was my coupon for a backup bulb!
YeeHa! I got an HD1000U for $860, sold my InFocus X1 for $300, and got a back up bulb to boot. All in all, not a bad birthday present!
BIG KUDOS to Mitsubishi. Talk about building customer loyalty!