Hey. Need some advice. These are probably the most highly reviewed projectors in their price class. They are also among the highest rated projectors well above their price too. ...I have owned 2 Panasonic LCD projectors in the past & had some quality control issues. However the 900u is really a sweet pj. The Optoma is a DLP pj that is brighter and is noted to have excellent color. Both are native 720p units. Most reviews I've read seem to like them both. Both have some minor weaknessess the other one doesn't possess and the same for their strengths. The Panny does have more flexible range in regards to placement. This is a cool feature and can be placed in the back of the room etc...The Optoma is more restricted in terms of placement. Prices are nearly the same right now with both having rebates that expire August 31. The Optoma is $168 more. Give me some of your thoughts guys. Thanks!