First, I've never seen a HT in operation, having seen projectors in use only in the boardroom. How does the image quality compare with a plasma, big box, etc.? Okay, special needs. My wife has glaucoma, we live in a remote area, and HT will be her only real entertainment, save reading. I am looking to replace the big box I've had for the past 12 years. The cost of a replacement lamp is irrelevant, but the longer the better, as the HT will be used both for television and DVD viewing. The setup room is approximately 20'x17'. There will be some ambient light from an adjoining room and within, so brightness is an issue. The seating area is a bed, about 1 3/4 feet off the ground, with a head height of approximately 4 feet. The room has a cathedral ceiling, so it would be difficult to ceiling mount. Thinking primarily of a unit that can be shelf mounted about 3 feet behind the viewer and 14 feet from the screen. The height can be up to 6 feet, but the projector will have to be able to project straight ahead as much as possible, so the screen height doesn't climb to the ceiling and require looking up. My wife is sensitive to sound, so the quieter the better. With the projector, weight is a none issue, as it will not be moved. It need not have all the bells and whistles. We may play video games, but this is a sub-requirement. Mainly, we will be watching satellite and rented DVDs. Do want some good contrast to help her see the image more clearly. Budget for the projector: $2,000-3,000. Considering a high contrast, gray, DaLite 100" CinemaVision screen to mount in a dark corner of the room. Other recommendations for the screen are welcome, as are any concerning a basic sound system. The projector will be located approximately 14' from the satellite input cable, so I am looking for a unit requiring the fewest wires possible. Also, what would be the best cable to use to connect the projector to the satellite over that distance?