I just bought a house and want to build a media room in the basement. The room is finished but I want to make it a movie/gaming room. The room is kind of a weird shape but I am planning to use a rectangular portion of the room. The dimension are about 11'6" wide and bout 17' long. The screen will be on the wall that is approximately 11'6" wide x 7'8" tall. About 11' away from the wall where the screen will be, there is a drop-down on the ceiling for duct work. I had been planning on buying a Panasonic 60" Plasma for the room, but I have been reading a lot about other options, specifically projectors. I know very little about projectors and what I know was from projectors long-ago. So I am hoping to get some advice about the room and the equipment I need. So would a projector work for me? I worry about the brightness and clarity of the picture. I also worry about how dark it has to be. My room does have a sliding glass door in the back, but I am planning to cover it with blinds. I worry about how far away the projector needs to be and how/where to mount it. All of my electric and cable plugins are at the bottom of the tv wall. I am looking for the best "bang for the buck" here for a hi quality movie/gaming room. I am hoping to add home theater surround sound at some point and I would like to buy some nice leather theater kind of seating with the tv. I have been looking at Palliser but it is pricey. Any suggestions? Any projector experts have any advice? As for budget, well nothing is set, but I would be ok with $4000 or so....$5000 is really stretching it.