I thought I was all set. At first I thought I was going with the BenQ 8700. Then they came out with the 7700 for a cheaper price. I said, that is it. I'm going with the BenQ. I finsihed the room and even bought the screen. Now when I'm almost about to pull the trigger on the BenQ, I see the AE900. I looked down on LCD until I read the reviews about the AE900. A week ago I would have bet my paycheck that I was buying a DLP projector. Now the AE900 has my thinking. I have a few questions for those who might know. 1) I need a very short throw distance for my 96' screen. What is the shortest distance the AE900 can be from the screen? 2) The BenQ seems like it harder to install in regards to it's versatility. Does the AE900 have to be placed so that the projector is even with the top or bottom part of the screen like the BenQ? I'm not sure how the lens shift works. 3) Will the AE900 project a bright enough image for a 96' screen? My HT has controlled light and I have fabric on the walls. All this time I always thought DLP was brighter than LCD. Thanks in advance for all the input. This forum never lets me down!