Have I got lucky or am I missing something? Hi all, This is my first post- Great forum, lots of information and excellent advice. With a new home under construction I have earmarked a 15 by 12 foot room for a HC. I intend to have cables etc., installed at the appropriate time also this room is southfacing so I expect to have some light control issues. In anticipation I decided to buy a projector and screen last Dec. I demod various PJs and shortlisted a Toshiba MT100 and Sanyo Z2. My preference was to go DLP. At this point rainbows were not something I expected to see from a projected image. I intended to stay with entry level, but read some excellent reviews on Sim2 D20 and Infocus 5700, neither of these pjs could be demod at the time by my stockists. I was offered a demo of the Toshiba MT500 using a HK player via s-video. I immediately saw the difference in pq. and was greatly impressed by the image[no rbs ] despite less than ideal viewing conditions. Having checked a review on Projectorcentral.com I went for the MT 500 with a saving of almost 2.5K Euro against the D20(I am aware of the Differance in typical lamplife) I teamed it with my Sony 725 using s-video onto a 7ft Draper screen in appropiate viewing conditions (near darkness). I was astounded by the image ( with factory defaults). I then invested in good quality component leads resulting in further improvements (brightness, clarity, colour.) after minor tweaking. My next step was to invest in a progressive scan player (Marantz 4300). I must admit given my Exprience thus far I was a little disseappointed as there was no discernable improvement in P.Q. I thought I had reached the end of my HC voage of discovery! I must have played LOTR( The Fellowship and Towers ) referance chapters most evenings for a fortnight, looking for a reason To justify my expence on the Marantz. Is this normal HC novice behavior or do I need counselling? LOL! I am now at the stage where I want to exploit the DVI Input on the MT 500 and have decided on The Yamakawa 365 using a Lindy cable having considered the Forums experience with inexpensive DVI capable players. My questions for you HC Gurus are: I dont wish to stockpile DVD players but am I correct in saying that I should expect an improvement In PQ using Yamakawa DVI over Marantz prog scan. To my knowledge the MT500 can output 720p and 1080i. Is the MT500 a great buy in the image for cash stakes?or has convert fire clouded my judgement. Are there any MT500 users out there and if so what player are they using? Should I budget for a D20H and HDMI player and change at the house move time or use the MT500 With Yamakama DVI and wait for the Sim2 3-chips to become more affordable ( if ever) to upgrade? Will this require a new throw distance and should I make provision at install for extra cable length etc.? Thanks for taking the time to read this, any comments, suggestions greatfully received, Sid.