Well, wifey has finally given the green light for basement HT. All I had to do was agree to do all the laundry and wash all the dishes for six months, but that's another thread altogther. Anyway, I'm trying to hit it fast before she changes her mind and I'm furiously designing a lighting scheme, paint colors, AC layout, acoustic treatment etc. I'm either going with the AE700 or the Z3 for my projector and I'm curious on anyone's experiences with HDMI. I'm an AV designer and I work primarily in schools and boardrooms so I usually stay away from DVI. Most of my clients don't need it and it's usually more headache than it's worth. I'm wondering if HDMI is worth it to run right now. How far can I run HDMI? Is it a different protocol than DVI or basically DVI connectorized differently? Will I really see that much of an improvement over analog component video? I'd just like to hear from anyone who has run it and their general feelings about it. I may just put a 3" PVC tube in between my rack and the ceiling projector location so I can pull it later, but if it's worth it, I'll run it now. Thanks!