I see a wide variety of equipment used by members of Home Theater Forum. What makes the Home Theater experience for you? For me, if you don't have front projection then you are just "watching TV". For others, my sound system probably doesn't rate very highly as a Home Theater system. (Kenwood 505 and Harmon Kardon 5.1 speaker set). But, since I'm less concerned about the sound than the picture I don't notice a loss of quality in sound over my local Cineplex. In truth, my picture at home looks much better than the commercial theaters around Nashville (with my Optoma H55 and Bravo D1). I guess I'm going for a visual experience over an auditory one. Although I will upgrade each as I am able, the picture comes first. Bigger is better in my world. But its not just about size. Plasmas look nice in the store, but I see them as just hopped up TV monitors no matter how big they have become. Maybe when they hit middle class consumer prices for a six foot widescreen I'll rethink my opinion. But, for me the spray of light from a projector on a screen does something that no direct view or rear projection display can. When I see the movie (DVD) begin from a front projector I get the thrill I had as a kid when we drove an hour to the local single screen movie palace. What does it for you?