I really want to go with a projector, but i am rather unwilling to go to a much higher price than the costco pioneer 64" hdtv that runs 2200 bucks. I am looking for similar performance and the pioneer unit will be my basis for comparison. how bright do i need it? the room is relatively dark. can i measure the brightness of the room? it doesn't close off completely. what resolution do i need? and what brightness do i need? are the bulb costs unbearable if you want to use this for regular TV watching (light use, 2 hrs a day). is there a thread that has a lot of info on this? or a website? thanks in advance! edit: i think i found what i want. the panasonic PT-L300U seems to be a favorite here and i think it will fit the bill nicely. i found it for $1599 -- is it available for a lower price anywhere else? i'm having trouble picking out a screen. any good electrics? i don't know what size. 17 feet is distance from eyeballs to screen. television and dvd will be watched. what should i be looking for?! i dont' want to spend a lot on the screen. $500 seems like a lot to me, but i'm willing to do what it takes for a good screen.