OK, some of you are going to laugh at this and my mistakes but....if it's a bad idea I guess it will just die a quick death. This thread should be done by a whole slew of individuals more knowledgeable than me, but it hasn't been done and I for one would (will?) find it helpful for a newbie to get started. I will edit out the mistakes as I get corrections. I'll also add technologies I haven't listed yet. I feel like I'm stepping out on a ledge, but here goes.... RP LCD (Rear Projection LCD): Pros: Dollar value Excellent picture Good contrast Good blacks Decent SD display Cons: Bulb life Size consideration (12+ inches deep) SSE (Silk Screen Effect) SDE (Screen Door Effect) Off angle viewing RP DLP (Rear Projection DLP) Pros: Dollar value No burn-in Excellent picture Good contrast Good blacks Decent SD display Cons: Bulb life Size consideration (12+ inches deep) SSE (Silk Screen Effect) SDE (Screen Door Effect) RE (Rainbow effect) Off angle viewing May require periodic cleaning of the mirrors due to dust build-up RP DLP-LED (Rear Projection DLP with LED) Pros: No bulb! No Rainbow Effect Decent Dollar value No burn-in Excellent picture Decent blacks Decent SD display Cons: Size consideration (12+ inches deep)? Weak contrast & brightness, not for bright locations Reported poor color accuracy SSE (Silk Screen Effect)? SDE (Screen Door Effect)? Off angle viewing? May require periodic cleaning of the mirrors due to dust build-up LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) Pros: Decent dollar value Excellent picture Good contrast Good blacks Better SD display Cons: Bulb life Size consideration (12+ inches deep)? SSE (Silk Screen Effect) SDE Consideration (Screen Door Effect), marginal at 1080p Off angle viewing Possible panel geometry problems in some instances LCD Pros: Flat Screen Decent Dollar value (getting better) Good picture Good contrast Off angle viewing Cons: Average blacks Motion artifacts Can suffer from excessive brightness levels SD display poor Half-life consideration Plasma Pros: Excellent picture, film like Flat screen Good contrast Excellent blacks Off angle viewing Cons: Dollar value Possible burn-in (Image Retention), more often reversible now Half-life consideration CRT Tubes Pros: Excellent on/off CR Minimal display structure visibility Resolution flexibility Relative Value Cons: Poor ANSI CR Size & weight Phosphor wear Potential depends heavily on setup, especially with projection CRTs. Possible geometry issues Antiquated (most manufacturers phasing out of this arena) Front projection: Pros: Huge dollar value Huge size potential Most theater like Cons: Room must be light controlled i.e. don't even try it in a well lit room Mounting can be problematic Wiring can be problematic Bulb replacement Rainbow Effect for DLP projectors (unless they are 3 chippers) Short Glossary: SDE - Screen Door Effect: the pixels give the appearance of looking througha screen, especially at close ranges SSE - Silk Screen Effect: the appearance of a "shimmery" or canvas like quality to the screen, especially notable in bright/white scenes RE - Rainbow Effect: The potential for the red, green or blue colors of the color wheel in a Single-chip DLP projector to become visible to some individuals, especially in bright scenes.