This is my first time ever making a posting on any forum so here goes. I will keep this short. I'm putting a movie room in a loft area that is fairly well controlled as light goes. The area is 19 feet long, 15 feet or so wide and with an 8 foot ceiling. I just bought a 100" inch slighly used Stewart Firehawk Screen. I'm now looking for a projector. I can get a "thrall" branded 5000 lumens LCD HD projector with a few hours on it for $300. I understand it may be a rebranded epic 990 projector. Not sure if it's crappy or what as I haven't looked at it yet but am tempted to give it a try given the price. I can't find much out on the web about the brand either. Has anyone every heard of thrall or epic and, if so, what are your thoughts on the brands. I would mount to the ceiling if possible. I wonder if the brightness of the 5000 lumes would overpower the screen or create hotspots. If anyone has any other brands they think are good with great image quality, I would love to hear about them. I'm totally a novice as you can see. $300 bucks seems too good to be true but it might be worth taking a chance on it given the money. It has a 6,000 hour bulb life. I would just love to hear your persepective on the projector though as I have little interest wasting money, etc. Next I need some audo. Frankly, my budget it pretty open but we are wanting to do this reasonably as we are not sure how much we'll use the room. I expect I could live in the room but who knows. For now, maybe an audio system $1,000 or so would be just fine. One other question on the audio, I can purchase a Eliese system that supposedly retails for $4,000 plus for about $300 - $400 as a small mom and pop store just closed and a guy there is fire-selling the remaining inventory. It's a large system too and looks great on the net but it may not be worth $100. Any thoughts on this brand, or suggestions on what to buy? Thanks!