I discovered this forum just 2 days ago. I have been dreaming of my own home theater for years now (and still i am only 19 years young). The main problem is money. For working-guys it is very easy to save some money for a more or less expensive hobby like "home-theatering". I always thought it could cost me at least 3000 euros (1 euro is more or less eaqual to 1 dollar) for a decent home theater system. But as i grew "older", i realised that i have a very nice room at home which fits perfect for my own home theater (believe me, more than perfect), i have some spare couches and i can even gather a more than well enough sound system. With all that available, my little dream can come true, just one thing is needed: a decent projector. I am not buying a cheaper 16:9 tv, nope, not at all, a projector is what it takes to have the real cinema-effect at home and i have a perfect large room for one. As always, there is a "but". Projectors are very expensive for a 19-year-old guy like me. I estimated that i could have saved about 1500 euros this july/august, for the projector alone. Are there any good projectors in this price-category? I am considering in buying secondhand material, but is this thrustworthy and at what should i pay specific attention when buying one secondhanded? What are the first things that can go wrong with a projector? I know that i shouldn't expect a superb projector for that kind of money, so could you guys give me some advice about the scpecifications a decent one of about 1500 euro should have? What are the main specifications i should look at? And one last thing: is a resolution of 800x600 more than good enough for a great image quality or should i consider one of 1024x768 at least? I would really appreciate some good help.