I posted this over on hometheaterspot.com, but I think they don't like me because I'm not yet a paid member. Reading about all these 80"+ diagonal screens is making me very excited -- and my wife very nervous. I love the picture of my teensy-tiny Tosh 42H81, but I could certainly imagine being seduced by the super large picture provided by a FP system. I haven't decided on my exact spending limits yet, but it will probably be less than $3,000. My concern is in finding out whether a FP system will even work with the dimensions of my HT room. Here's a .pdf of my current setup: My humble HT I'm currently sitting a very distant 9' from my 42" Tosh, so the good news is that I probably won't need to adjust my seating position much when I double the screen size. :grin: The screen of my TV is about 2.5' from the wall, so my current seating position would be 11-12' from a screen placed against the far wall. The potentially tricky aspect here is that I have a drywall-covered I-beam that goes across the width of the room, and sits directly above the current seating area. The wood/drywall frame that surrounds the I-beam protrudes 10" down from a 7.5' ceiling. The rearmost end of the frame is 4' from the rear of the room, and it reaches forward 19". When seated, my head is about equidistant between the most rearward and most forward portion of the frame. Sometimes a picture can help, so here are a couple...the first is from the rear of the room: And this one is from in front of the sofa, looking back towards the rear L speaker: So my questions are: (1) Are the dimensions of my room suitable for a FP? i.e., with the available seating position -- I'd really like to keep the sofa in front of the rear L/R speakers slightly, which gives me about 12' to the front wall -- would a FP be able to produce a large image without too much screen-door? My HT is in my basement with zero ambient lighting if I choose, so I shouldn't have problems with contrast. (2) I'm leaning towards ceiling-mounted. I'm worried that a large image (80"+ diagonal) can only result from placing the projector behind the I-beam frame (12+ feet from the screen), and that would mean the I-beam could get in the way of the projection. Is this concern valid? (3) The picture from my Tosh looks almost crystal clear from 9' away. Will a twice-as-large picture at 11-12' be significantly less detailed to a fairly picky eye? Keep in mind my $3,000 limitation -- I'm sure a $10,000+ projector can produce a beautiful image at that size/distance. (4) I'm using my TV at the moment as follows: 50% DVD, 40% TV/HDTV, 10% Xbox/GC. Is a FP projector in my price-range capable of performing well for those duties? Feel free to answer any subset of my questions that you can...or none if you prefer. BTW, I'm just dying to be sold on the FP idea, and I can't wait to conjure up a good argument to convince my wife. Thanks for your assistance.