Unfortunately, the lamp in my Z1 died this morning. I think I had about 800 hours on it, all in econo mode. I thought it didn't look as bright lately but it's I guess it's hard to tell if it's gradual reduction in brightness. So where do you buy your replacement lamps from (and how much did you pay)? I just ordered a replacement lamp from projectorsforsale.com for $319. I'll let you know how that goes. How many hours do you have on your current lamp? For those that don't know, to find out how many hours are on your current lamp, hold down the Up arrow on the projector (holding down the Up arrow on the remote does not work) for 30 seconds and it will list how many hours you have on your lamp in either econo or full mode. Since Sanyo doesn't give an estimate on the life of their lamps (unlike other manufacturers), maybe we can gather some informal data from the end-users (us) and establish a life expectancy range. What am I going to do while I wait for the replacement lamp???? There is no torture like making an FP owner go back to watching a small tube TV.