Well, the electronics are set, now it's time for the video. Here's the situation. I've read great things about both plasma and projectors. I’ve also seen both done well. Now with my HT (finally no more multi-purpose family room for movies!) the room is approx. 13x13.5 with the screen to be placed on the 13.5 wall. Distance from seating position to screen (either one) would be a little over 8 feet. I tried a friend’s X1 this weekend and if I put the projector at the back of the room the image is too large at about 71" diagonal. I know, is there such a thing for HT? Well, we're not front row theater types. More like middle-back. So I put the projector closer to the screen until I found a nice image size. What did that happen to be? Around 42" diagonal. At this screen size many options present themselves. A projector is the most cost effective option and since cost is a factor (the less I spend the sooner I can enjoy) I have to say this might be the front-runner. I have blackout blinds on the windows so light control is not an issue. I’m not a gamer and I could see watching some HD down the road but the main purpose is movies (DVD). Suggestions? What would give me the best picture quality? I was thinking about the 42” Panasonic ED plasma or the Panasonic 300u or Sanyo Z1 projectors. While I liked the X1 I found I’m susceptible to the ‘rainbows’ just enough that it takes away from enjoyment of the movie. I’d also like a quieter projector. As always, I’m looking forward to your comments.