The Hitachi Home-1 is being offered at project people dot com for $1299 which includes free dvd/vcr player. They jsut dropped the price $100. I am thinking about getting this one. It is 16:9 native ratio, 800 lumens, and 854x480 resolution. Is it worth $600 to bump up to Pany 500 or the X2? Does anyone have the Hitachi that can tell if they like it?