I have the Sharp XV-Z9000, but the Japaneese version. It is only 1 year and 4 months old. I have used it less than 60 hours, and now I have a problem with it. No picture, took it in for service, and they think it is the ballast, about a $300 part. Of course, it is out of warranty, which may not have been honored in this country anyway. Has anyone else experienced a problem with this projector? Does anyone know where I might be able to purchase an extended warranty on it? The dealer I purchased from is apparently out of business.