I can return my HD70 if I take it back by tomorrow (Monday). I currently have it set up and love it. I use the Bright mode for the best picture which is 3D and punchy. It is plenty bright now, but I am concerned that the punch will be lost as the bulb ages. Wondering if I should take it back and get the Mits 1000 which would start with higher brightness and thus have a higher level when the bulb ages. Think the HD70 bulb will hold brightness well enough or get the Mits? Hate to take it back if the bulb has a good chance of lasting. Better warranty and the HD 70 is fully set up. Anybody have thoughts on the bulb issue?