Hello I am probably going to buy a FP within a few months, and have researched a fair bit so far. My throw distance will be around 10 feet, and I want to achieve a screen size of around 80-85 inches diagonal. I'm not greedy ! So, I have read the LCD vs DLP test shown on projectorcentral.com and am concerned about LCD fading with time. I would probably try to cool the unit better than they did in the test, as this may have lead to the picture degrading problems. So, questions: 1. is the LCD picture slow-death a real problem? Do they fade? Is there a simple cure? 2. Is there one brand, such as Sanyo Z2 that lasts longer? 3. Is there one brand that has a better picture, based on black levels, contrast, etc? 4. I'm not stuck on LCD, so do people have more faith in DLP for front projectors? Thanks, any input is helpful. Tom.