Hi everyone, Ok, here's the deal: a couple of days ago I went to a store to actually see some projectors in action, after spending quite some time reading about them. I walked into the specially designed room where somebody else was already getting a demonstration. I didn't know what projector they had running, but I just looked at the screen in awe. WOW! I mean, the image (from 'The Chronicles of Riddick'-dvd) was sharp, had perfect colors, great contrast, black levels... the whole deal. And I'm usually pretty picky. I was trying to look for defects or minor points, but I couldn't really find any. I even walked as close as, say, 5 feet to the screen, and still it was nice and sharp. I thought this projector was their top (priced) model, surely priced over at least 4000. But, alas, it turned out to be the Panasonic PT-AE900! Anyway, I wanted the storeguy to hook up the Infocus Screenplay 4805 as well, but he didn't succeed somehow. Then I asked for the difference between the Panny 700 and 900, and he said it was minor. Well, he showed the 700 and I saw the difference alright. It was less sharp and more grainy, especially when moving closer. It was still alright, I guess, but knowing the improvement the 900 offers, I didn't want to go "back". Anyway, to cut this story a bit short. I was about to order the new panny some days later (from an online store) when I stumbled upon some DIY-sites. Of course money is always an issue, and if I can make a perfectly fine projector myself for a fraction of the cost of a new one, then why not? Right? So, my obvious question is: will I be able to produce something with a quality similar to that of the Panny 900, or will that cost me too much money (or skill) anyway? (And while we're at it, how about DIY-screens? Are they adequate when made on your own [and is this do-able for a not especially handy person]?) Thanks for listening/reading, and for any advice you can give me. Cheers, Bart.