Hello all, I've decided I'm in the market for my second projector. I've just very recently taken delivery of an NEC VT45 LCD projector from ebay for £380. I did my homework, or at least tried and it seemed HCC rated this model highly giving it 5 stars and a best buy award back in 2002. How wrong could I be! I set it up and it looked terrible - no depth to the image, very poor colours which were all over the place and terrible black levels. So I've just sold it on again and now have £1300 absolute maximum to spend on a decent budget projector. I narrowed my search down to the following models: Sanyo Z2 Panasonic AE500 Hitachi TX100 Optoma Themescene H30 Infocus Screenplay 4805 I've been a little proactive and managed to get a head to head demo between the AE500 and the Z2. Both were very impressive compared to the old NEC and I'd just give the nod to AE500 with regards to picture. I've also had a brief demo of the 4805 but didn't have any reference since it was demoed solo. Infact I do have reservations about the 4805 since I could clearly see the rainbow effect when watching dark scenes with bright highlights in them. It wasn't subtle at all. The picture, I felt, did beat the Z2 and the AE500 though. But is it worth the risk of the annoying rainbows personally I'd say no. So even though its a cracking picture I'm ruling it out. That just leaves the H30 and the TX100. Both of which I cannot seem to get a demo of. I think I'll leave the H30 alone because its apparently just as rainbow prone as the 4805. The Hitachi seems to get praise all over the place at the moment, with many suggesting its better than Z2 and AE500. Anyway it was very difficult to find people who have stock AND are willing to demo the TX100 but one such company does exist and that is Shoot and Show or Nexnix as it used to be called. As a bonus I'll be able to demo it against the Z2 and possibly an AE500. I'm off for a demo tommorow and if I like what I see I'll be walking away with my preferred model. Before I do though I was just wondering if I'd missed some obvious choice in my price catagory. My screen, which I already have, is a 60" DRH fixed frame with 1.0 gain. So the image isn't huge.