My first post for a long time ... I just got a Dell 3200MP projector for the office. Since it was Christmas, I decided to go home and connect it to my DVD player and PC to see what happened. My findings were as follows: - using the composite output from my Sony NS900V projecting onto my slide projection screen, I found the picture quality pretty moderate, in general i felt the picture on the tele was better, and I began to think that projectors are a waste of time. Also the DLP "rainbow effect" was starting to drive me nuts. (I was using Gladiator as my test DVD). - at a friend's house I connected the projector using the VGA input to a reasonable PC and played a DVD on the PC (using a plaster wall as projection screen - I had recently taken the wallpaper off!). The picture quality was much better, although very slightly jerky in scenes were a lot was happening (this may be lack of PC performance and I was only using the Real Player, rather than Power DVD or anything similar). Things now started looking much more interesting, although I had been expecting to get a much better picture from the composite output of what is a not bad DVD player rather than from a highly non-optimised PC. The rainbow effect was considerably less (using LOTR part 2). My questions are as follows: - I assume the Dell is basically for business use, are there home projectors that are considerably better for DVDs / telly playback? For home use I am only really interested in playing films, however being able to project the PC screen (i.e. having a VGA input and possibly VGA output as well) would be very useful - any good suggestions (in a similar price range, ie. £1K - £1.5K) for better alternatives? - I don't have a dedicated home cinema room, so I need a projector solution that I can put in place in a few minutes and that doesn't take up too much cupboard space. - what is the best way of connecting a projector with a long lead? I really need something at least 10m, possibly 15-20m, depending how I arrange things. Which cables are best over this distance, whilst remaining affordable? (I have two high quality 10m S-VHS cables, however the crappy Dell S-VHS socket is built so I can't fir either of these cables - unbelievable). Can I use a 10m VGA lead or is composite better? Any help appreciated - until I tried the projector with the PC this afternoon, I was starting to congratulate myself on *not* spending a pile of cash on yet another "toy". Dave. P.S. I assume I have posted this thread in the correct section, i.e. *not* the CRT section?