Hi, My younger brother popped over tonight as he is thinking about converting his ground floor room into a cinema after seeing my previous efforts and new current abode. After surfing a while he decided that he would prefer to steer clear of DLP as he can see rainbow which is odd as it does not bother me. Still, in light of this I think that LCD may be his best option and I was showing him the HS50 online. Of course I mentioned the differences between DLP and LCD and one concern he has is a lack of black level compared to my NEC HT1000. So in summary, what is the black level like on the Sony and also, is the quoted 6000:1 contrast ratio noticabel compared to other LCDs withink his price range. Overall, does the PQ compare to DLP for colour and black level? We have not yet discussed demoing machines as he is simply getting a feel for home cinema projectors as he caused me to panic when he phoned me to say he had seen some cheap PJs at PC world..... Thanks a lot, Cap.