Like many others, the Sony VPL-HS10 has really piqued my interest. This year looks like the year I finally "pull the trigger" on a projector, and this looks like a real contender. Especially considering my rather modest budget. (The Panasonic PT-L300U isn't even in consideration, considering the bad experience I've had with the brand in the past.) My favorite HT dealer (whose name shall remain… er… nameless), is a designated Sony dealer, so I thought I'd stop by for a demo on my day off. When I did, a salesman I'd never met before told me he had one at home… BUT they didn't have one on display in a showroom. He went on to say how awful the screen door was, how dead pixels were inevitable, and how the blacks were nonexistent. He then whooshed me in to see an unremarkable low-end Runco DLP unit. My question is, if the Sony PJ is so godawful, why does he own one? And more importantly, why don't they let me make that decision for myself?