I just got my first front projector - a Sanyo Z1 - and I wanted to suggest that any of you who are on the fence about such a purchase - like I was - will be VERY happy if you finally make the decision to buy. There's just something so magical about having a big screen (65 inch diagonal but I will go bigger) WITHOUT the big bulky RPTV setup. My girlfriend and I are house-hunting right now and it's always weird to see these medium sized dens or living rooms completely dominated by these huge RPTVs that still provide less screen space than a front projector. Yes, the image is not quite as sharp as my old tube TV, and yes, I will have to replace the bulb on the FP eventually, but the pluses far outweigh the minuses. I finally have an actual THEATER in my home. That's what it feels like, and I never had that before. It seems strange to me that FP's aren't being advertised more. I went to practically every big electronics store in my area and their FP displays were either non-existent or completely pathetic. The few projectors I found were either stacked on a shelf somewhere gathering dust or, if they were set up to display an image, had zero light control, making such displays totally worthless. I did see one FP in a special theater area but it had a long-throw lens and the image was three times too big for the screen, so you were basically looking at a corner of the movie...It was a joke. It was obvious at every place I visited that the sales staff had no clue about FP and didn't give a shit about talking to me about it. It seems strange. Anyway, back to the main thrust of this post: To me, bumping up to FP it's almost as big a jump as going from VHS to DVD. If you've been on the fence about such a move, I say go for it.