Hello everyone, I take it this is not a new topic, while these projectors will most likely creep up here very often, but I have searched and didn't find specific info on these topics (if I'm mistaken and someone could direct me to the relevant thread I'd be very grateful). So, here goes... Like many a newcomer and/or person with a modest budget for a projector I'm looking at the Sanyo PLV-Z3 and the Panny PTAE700 at the moment. It seems the latter gets the better professional reviews, yet the former seems to be the most popular one (or the one with the least complaints). What I'm interested in are the downsides to both. I've read about people experiencing "vertical banding" with the Panny after a couple months of usage. How common is this? Also, how life-like are the blacklevels on the Z3? I've heard that it can be too gray-ish. Is there any truth in this? Finally, is CRT an option at all for home theater use? I only hear about LCD and DLP, but what's wrong with CRT Front Projectors? What's the biggest drawback about these machines. Too noisy? Thanks in advance for any info you could give me. Bart.