I'm a first time projector owner! I always DREAMED of having one, but price was always prohibitive. I really like the look of my Z1's 92" wide picture, although it is only being shown on a white bedsheet at the time. I noticed what people say about the blacks on this projector - even with contrast and brightness at their lowest settings, the full black screen glows a dark gray . My projector seems like it is perfect except for one thing, there is a single blue pixel stuck ON in the upper left corner area which is easy to see against a dark area. I COULD live with this, but I prefer not to. I haven't had much time to look at the projector since I got it last wednesday and projectorpeople.com have a 7 day (under 4 bulb hours) no hassle return policy. I would like to get another sample to se if it has no pixels stuck ON. Seems to me that pixels stuck OFF would be harder to see since all the other pixels around it would be on, obscuring the dead pixel, but with a pixel stuck ON in a dark area, your eye is drawn to it . I'd like projectorpeople.com to open and examine another Z1 for any stuck ON pixels before shipping it to me, but I'm not sure if they will. My Z1 WAS opened prior to my receiving it as it has a projectorpeople.com sticker on it. I assume they maybe test the projectors against DOA before shipping. The problem is that if they hold strictly to their 7 day return policy, I won't have time to personally examine another Z1 while holding onto my first one. I'd hate to return the first only to receive a second that is worse.