I have contacted Carl at Short-Circuit and he is of the same opinion and he seems quite willing to replace the VGA cable, which impresses me as many companies don't like the support hassle.
So HiJack, I would wait for further response from me, or take whichever route you desire. Given that the menus are crisp and clear, it seems like a nice unit.
As for earlier regarding multiple touch screens, I did not get that far yet. Spent my time swapping the VM70 out for the V70-XB and tracking down my problem. Next will be to hook the VM-70 up in the back and see how it goes!