This is so ridiculous that it's actually a little funny. Anyway, for the last week I've been trying to confirm that Sony provides a 2-year parts/labor warranty on the VPL-HS10 LCD projector. Most websites that publish warranty information for that projector claim that's the warranty period, but OneCall claims it's one year parts/90 days labor. Since I'm now unsure of the real answer, I figured that the best way to figure out for sure what the warranty is would be to contact Sony directly. So, I went to SonyStyle.com and used their online chat feature to ask a SonyStyle representative directly what the warranty period is. Take a look at the transcript of the session I had. This is literally a word-for-word copy of the chat I had. Unreal!! Kate: Hi, my name is Kate. How may I help you? You: Hi! I'm interested in the VPL-HS10 projector, and was wondering if you could tell me what the warranty is on that product. Kate: Please give me a moment while I get this information for you. You: Thanks. Kate: I am afraid we do not offer warranty for Projectrs online, I suggest that you contact a local dealer for information regarding the availability of a warranty for projectors. Kate: Greg, are you shopping for a projector? You: You mean if I buy the Sony VPL-HS10 through Sony Style, I don't get a warranty? That doesn't make much sense. Kate: You can contact a local dealer for the warranty. URL Received: http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...ctInformation- Start;sid=jUCe1hlqi9ee1id_uZ6U3VZ6CEWGT0KP2FU=?Pro ductID=ZQAKC0%2eNosoAAADyv4c8lSwg You: I don't understand why you can't tell me what the warranty is. Can you explain that? Certainly you can understand why it seems strange to me that someone at Sony doesn't know what the warranty info on their product is. You: I'm not trying to be difficult, but if I intent to purchase this product, I need to know what the warranty is, and I can't find that info anywhere on your website. You: Hello? Kate: Greg, as I told you earlier we do not offer warranty for projectors online, you will have to contact a dealer for this. You: So what you're telling me is that if I buy a projector through Sony Style, I don't get a warranty with it. Is that correct? Kate: Yes, but you can purchase the warranty from a dealer. Kate: You can avail various promotion by purchasing the projector online. You: I don't want to buy a warranty! I just want to know what the manufacturer's warranty is on that product! Certainly Sony provides a warranty with that product, right? You: Kate, are you still there? I think maybe you misunderstood what I was looking for. I'm not trying to purchase an extended warranty; I'm just trying to figure out what Sony USA's manufacturer's warranty is on this projector if purchased through you or an authorized dealer. Kate: It varies from dealer to dealer. Kate: I do not have information regarding the warranty offered by other dealers. You: Okay, what's the warranty offered by SonyStyle.com? You: Please, if you don't know what it is, just tell me so. It sort of seems like you're dodging the question, because Sony legally must provide a warranty on a new product. Kate: Sonystyle.com does not offer warranty on the purchase of a projector online. You: That's patently ridiculous and just not possible. Is there a supervisor available I can speak with? Kate: I am afraid there is no supervisor present at the moment You: Okay Kate. What would happen if I purchased this projector through SonyStyle.com and it arrived broken. Since you're telling me that a warranty isn't provided, I'd then assume I'd be responsible for paying for repairs on a brand-new product. If that's the case, there's no way anyone would buy products through your site! Kate: In that case you can claim for the damages. You: Suppose the projector broke two days after I got it. Apparently I'd be responsible for the repair since you're saying I don't get a warranty, right? Kate: I suggest that you contact our Customer Support Team at the following number: Kate: 800-571-7669 Kate: I am sure they will be able to help you. You: Thank you for your time. Kate: I apologize for any inconvenience caused to you. You: Thanks Kate. I was seriously considering purchasing this projector through your website, but I just can't do it if I don't get a warranty. So, beware! According to Kate, if you bought your HS10 through SonyStyle.com, you're going to be left holding the bag if it breaks...ever. Not that I actually believe that, but I just can't fathom how clueless this rep was!! And to top it all off, I still haven't confirmed that the warranty is for two years! Apparently only the brightest salespeople get the privilege of working the chat lines at 4 a.m. at Sony!