OK, I've been "homeworking" for few months now and just this week have narrowed it down to the Sanyo Z4 or Panny 900U. Almost exclusively for DVD viewing Throw dist= 12' Viewing dist= 11' Room is light controlled, paint is dark tan/brown, carpet light brown, black leather sofa, red oak furniture... very dark. Screen size: not decided... around 100" 16:9, but don't want it to seem like the front row at the megaplex, so whatever seems right when I get the projector placed. WAF is important here. Screen will be fixed DIY with blackout cloth. The projector will be mounted dead center laterally and I have several feet to play with vertically, ie. very flexible mounting options with no ceiling fans or anything to get in the way. I understand both models are fairly flexible with their mounting ability, but like I said, I'm under no constraints. It'll be mounted upside-down to a shelf on the back wall that I build. The electronics will be directly under the screen with the power/component/svideo/composite cables running under the floor and up the back wall to the projector. I'm not going HDMI/DVI now, just the basics... plus, do you know how much a 25' DVI cable is???? OMG!!! Electronics are an Onkyo 602 running just 5.1 and an Onkyo 6-disc with all Klipsch speakers and a 12" 250watt Dayton DVC DIY sub. Now that you know all that... One of the big online companies has the Sanyo for $1679 with a free lamp and 92" pulldown screen (the screen could be a good testbed while I build my DIY screen, and the lamp goes for $350). They also have the Panny for $1819 with a $400 rebate and $300 BB card (with free shipping for both, that brings the Panny down to $1419... and unless the BB card is a gift certificate, it's probably more trouble than it's.) So, for all intents and purposes: Sanyo= $1679 w/$350bulb and $?screen Panny= $1419w/$300BB card It looks like win/win. Who want's to sway me one way or the other?