First I would like to say that I am exciting about being a new member. I have read from multiple forums on the site, but have never posted. I am excited about getting some feedback. My first questions are general ones. Does a front projector meet my needs as detailed below? If so, what is the best projector and screen combination for my needs? If not, what type of TV should I be looking for? I have been planning a home theater in my basement for months. The contractor starts finishing the basement next week so I thought it a good time to start buying my audio/visual equipment. It will not be a dedicated room, but I should have fairly decent light control. Most of my viewing is sports related although my wife is a movie buff. I prefer not to have complete darkness when I have friends over to watch football on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. I am planning on a 100" or so screen size and the portion of the room where the viewing will occur is about 12' x 20'. I have budgeted about $10K for a ceiling mounted front projector and a screen. Any thoughts on which direction I should go? LCD or DLP? A friend has the Sharp 12000 and it is impressive, but I have only seen it in a dark dedicated room, how will it look with moderate ambient light? Any comments would be greatly appreciated.