Back in early October my SP4805 blew up, the color wheel flew apart inside and I was upset to say the least and was resolved to get myself a new projector ASAP. Well, certain events have caused me pause and prompted me to rethink things. I spent Thanksgiving with some friends and we went to Buffalo NY and stayed with her brother at his house and he had just got a brand new 56" RP HDTV and I was amazed at how spectacular the image was on it. So I began to talk to my best friend about my desire to have my HT back up and running and how I was now seriously thinking about throwing in the towel on front projection. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the huge image however it's everything else that i've grown just tired of, buying new lamps for $350.00 a pop, color wheel whines and the fear that the lamp will blow prematurely or that my color wheel can come apart, plus the psychological aspect knowing that my entire HT depends on a tiny shaft of light that burns at an incredible temperature working properly...I simply can't do it anymore, guys. After seeing his TV at work I was suddenly hit with an overwhelming urge to buy a new large screen HDTV that I can install and keep running for many years without the need for lamps or the worry of color wheel issues. So I decided that i'm abandoning FP after the first of the year and am going to put my efforts into buying at least a 60" RP (have my reasons for settling on RP, natural looking images being at the front of the list, never cared for plasmas). So, guys, I leave you to your large screens and projectors, i'll be taking a hit in size, from 103" to 60" but I feel good about this, no more headaches to deal with and a sparkling image that rivals my SP4805. I look at it as fate since I have plans to get into Blu Ray in the new year and with a new TV i'll have full 1080p which my 4805 didn't have.