Hi chaps Don't worry, this isn't another "What 1080p projector" thread, rather it is intended to provoke debate and opinions on the way the home projection market is going and where the various technologies will stand in a few years time. My present projector is a Panny AX100, which I love, and which really suits my current situation. It's situated in my lounge which has cream walls and a white ceiling, and I project directly onto the wall. Overall I'm happy with the performance, and feel that in general it outperforms the cinema, given the substandard presentation I seem to suffer in modern multiplexes. My viewing experience will shortly receive an upgrade when we move house and convert one of the rooms into a dedicated 'batcave' - I'm going to keep it nice and simply, and just paint all the walls and ceiling black plus a black carpet, and have a proper fixed screen installed. I'm expecting black levels, contrast, 3D-POP to be much improved, based on what I've read in other threads. In the longer term, probably a few years down the road, I'll probably want to upgrade to a 1080p model, and it is this that interests me, in terms of what technology will be an option for me at this time. In the few years that I've been into projectors, I've witnessed rapid improvements in LCD projectors (reduction in screen door / vertical banding / improved panel life, improved black levels) to the point where they are close in outright performance terms to DLP models. DLP's have improved themselves with faster colour wheels to help reduce rainbows, and JVC have added an interesting contender into the mix with their LCOS based HD1 / HD100 models. If I had my cinema room set up and was upgrading today, many DLP models would suddenly become a possibility as their fixed offsets etc would be less of an issue due to having a dedicated room / permanent install. I think the HD1 would still be slightly outside my budget. In truth, I would probably end up buying a PTAE-2000 for many of the reasons that I bought my AX100. In terms of the technologies involved, I'm interested in people's thoughts on how they may advance in the future? Starting with LCD first - how much further can LCD technology be pushed? The inorganic C2-Fine panels introduced on 1080p projectors have improved contrast, eliminated vertical banding, and improved panel life. The question for me would be, just how much further can this technology be pushed, can blacks on LCD's get any better, or are we already reaching the limits such that future updates are more likely to say have more brightness, better calibrated out of the box, cheaper etc, rather than big leaps in outright performance? Next to DLP - this is a technology that interests me greatly, but when I demoed a DV10 a few years back, I started to see rainbows after a few minutes and this put me off. Obviously this was an oldish 480p projector, and it would probably be less of a problem with a modern 6 or 7 speed colour wheel. I think at present though the fear of rainbows is still losing single chip DLP's a lot of potential customers. I suppose my question here would be is anything likely to change in regards of rainbows in the future? Obviously 3-chip designs would be the simple cure, but I'm aware of the current pricing for such projectors, and that it seems that Texas Instruments are conspiring to keep 3-chippers out of the domain of the mainstream consumer. Does anybody see this situation changing if LCD (and possibly LCOS) start to seriously erode the market for 1-chip DLP? Finally to LCOS. It seems that this technology produces the best outright black levels and the JVC models have received huge praise over the past few years. Is this level of performance going to fall to more affordable prices? (£2,700-ish for a HD-1 is still outside my budget, with a PTAE-2000 being about a grand cheaper). I understand that this is an evolvement of LCD technology, could it be that the likes of Panasonic will switch to LCOS designs in the future to improve the performance of the PTAE-3000/4000/5000 etc etc. Like I say, I'm not after any buying advice, just wondering what other pj owners expect to happen over the coming years. It's amazing the improvements in performance we've seen in the past 5 or so years and the way that the weaknesses of various technologies have been reduced, I suppose I find it hard to see where the next advances are going to come from? Are there any really obvious new technologies just around the corner that I've missed? Discuss!!