I am in the process of building my firt HT, and have some questions concerning front projectors. I have a throw of 17.5 feet, and was planning on buying the Sony hs60, before learning that the zoom is too small. Several friends have the Sony and love the results. In trying to find a solution, I see that the Panasonic PT-AE900U has recieved great reviews, but I can not find a store that has one operating. Can anyone tell me how the Panasonic compares to the Sony? I want to stay in the $2K range. Thanks.