So I've already asked the question about the Panasonic PT-L500U versus a lower cost option (the InFocus X1). Then I thought, I might as well look the other direction too. So I started to research the Benq PE8700+. As an aside, this investment is supposed to last me 10+ years. My current TV is a Mitsubishi 35" Direct View which was a monster TV when I first purchased it in the early 80's. It appears that I can pick up the Benq for about $4000 and the Panasonic for about $1800. Both have the same resolution but the Benq is DLP and the Panny is LCD. Of course the Benq has 150 more lumens, 1200 more contrast (almost double). So I am sitting here wondering, given that I view this as a long term investment, if I should just bite the bullet and get the superior (I assume it’s superior) but more expensive product. Any insights?