Funny. I’ve had one of these for a couple years (got it from here even), and last Halloween I was using it for a ghostly apparition thingy and it burned up the LCD panel inside a pixel at a time. This was the 7th or 8th time I’d actually used it for anything. Price now is no different as it was then, but still I’d expected it to last longer.
Investigation revealed that the front cooling fan had stopped.