I've heard that something like an Arcam DV29 paired with something like a Lumagen external video processor may give you either as good, or better picture + you can put all your other source through the VP.
Have a look at the Optoma H79 pj. I just upgraded to this from a 7205. They can be had for £2500, & uses the latest Texas Instrument's Darkchip3. Much better than the 7205.
If you spend all that money on an A1XVA, you may kick yourself later. I know it's very desirable, but that may soon disappear if in September you can purchase an HD-DVD player for possibly £500, which will blow it away. External video processors can work on hi-def material also to improve colour & noise etc., which an A1XVA can't.