Framing began today in my basement so, after months of research, it is time to choose a projector. Even after lots of research, I am at a loss and need some advice. Here are my basic plans. The room will not be completely enclosed. Basically, one end of a long room is where the viewing area will be. Behind the projector will be an open space. I have complete light control. My family watches DVD's, some HDTV (cable), and alot of sports. For a number of reasons, on most occasions, I do not want to watch TV in a completely dark room. This is particularly the case when I have football parties, which happens about every other weekend. I want a large screen(at least 92 in.)for this very reason and have ruled out a large plasma. I prefer 16:9 aspect ratio. I have budgeted about $15,000 for all components (and cables) needed but have some flexibility there. Obviously, less is better. First, is it conceivable to watch sports and traditional TV on a front projection system with ambient light present -- or is it just not worth it? If it is, how many lumens and what sort of contrast ratio is needed to make it worthwhile? Second, any recommendations on whether DLP or the newer LCD's will better fit my needs? Finally, please make a recommendation of which projector and what type of screen (gain, etc.)you feel best fits my needs? Thank you for your help.