Ok, I know there aren't many on these forums that are into projectors but I know there are at least a couple. I have wanted a projector ever since I saw one in action for the first time. I'll be getting the funds within two months (hopefully) so the purchase date is creeping up. I had narrowed it down to two models. The Panasonic AE700U or Sanyo PLV-Z3. Both use LCD, both are native HD resolution, and both are highly praised. They can be had for under $2,000 despite the high MSRP on the site I linked to. Then things got complicated. Very recently a new player has come into the ring. The Toshiba MT-700. It has a street price of around $2,500. The main difference is that this model uses DLP. I have always wanted a native HD DLP projector. DLP is capable of producing deeper blacks than LCD which can come across as bluish. It seems cut and dry that if I want DLP I should get it. Right? Well, it's not that simple. There are two main issues that have me completely stuck. The first issue is lens shift. This is significant because of the geometry of my room. If I got the AE700 or Z3 I could mount them very close to the ceiling and use the lens shift feature to move the image onto the screen which will be about 29in from the ceiling. However, there would be a trade-off in image quality. If I went with the MT700, wich does not have lens shift, I would need to mount the projector 29in from the ceiling. At that height it would be possible to hit your head on it. I would be able to make it work though. The second issue is the fact that I have no way to view any of these projectors in action before making a purchase. I hate buying blind but in the case of projectors I don't have much of a choice. I just might be able to view the AE700 before buying but that's a slim possibility. I guess what it all boils down to is this. Is the "trade-off" in image quality worth it for more flexible mounting options? Is the trade-off really that noticable? I'll admit, I'm not as much of a videophile as I am an audiophile. I don't go nitpicking at every detail in the dark areas. However, I don't want the black starfield in StarWars to look blue either. Any thoughts?