After much research, including generous information from this forum and checking into the LCD projector arena, I popped for a Pioneer Elite RP and I am very happy with it. I looked at many similar units in the $2000-3000 range, but there is a difference. Of course, the law of diminishing returns applies here in that the Pioneer is not twice as good although it cost twice as much. Several other friends who are 'into' HT have seen it and said "Dude, that rocks." I suppose in any field there is the item that (other than the money spent) will leave the buyer without regrets or second thoughts. I think the Pioneer Elite RPTV is one of those items. After all the things I thought about doing for home theatre and then just wheeling something in, plugging it in and I am done, there was kind of tinkerer's letdown - until I popped in my first movie. Another point to consider on this unit (especially in the WAF area) is the fact that top and side is not an exposed hunk of plastic but rather a finely finished item of furniture that does not look ugly or overwhelming despite its size. For what's worth, I thought I would share a success story. Any questions on the unit are welcome.