Evening Everyone A great moment in my household has occurred the wife has approved a projector purchase. The projector will have to go into a room we have now dubbed the 'Family Room' this will be a mix of a dining room / play room / home cinema, this was part of the compromise. We currently have a 6.1 setup in the room which I am happy with (check my website out), so really this is just getting rid of the TV and moving some furniture around. I have a budget of around £1000 and I am either looking at the Sanyo Z3 or Panasonic PTAE700, or any other projector your guys recommend after reading my questions / queries! Although after an email from my local Sevenoaks, I now confused as to whether I should be thinking about a DLP projector? Now after lots of reading the fun begins....the questions; Screen Size. From the seating to the screen will be approx. 16'. I know this would give a pretty big screen size, I am only looking for a 16:9 6' x 4' or 7' x 4'/5' screen. The trouble is the this has to be projected through an archway (see attached plan), I hope this would not be a problem? Screen I am going to make an MDF screen painted with Ice Storm 5 or 6 with a painted on black border. Should this be ok? How far up the wall will the screen have to go? Projector Location This has to be mounted on a shelf behind the seating position. How far roughly does this have to go up the wall? Is it ok to put the projector on the shelf? Darkness I am aiming for as much darkness using blackout curtains and a blackout blind if necessary, but this may allow some light in. So would it be worth sticking with an LCD projector? Projector Use Will be mainly films with occasional TV or laptop use. Cables I want to use a 10m HDMI cable to hook up the DVD player to the projector. Does this cable need to be AVG24 shielded or is that only needed for cables over 10m. Can anyone recommend a reasonable priced cable to use. DVD Player Obviously I would player that will a HDMI socket, but can also play DVD-RAM. My budget for this is £150. I think that's about all for now! Thanks in advance for your help.