The other Hitachi Pj-lc2001 thread is getting rather long now, so I thought I'd start a fresh thread, so the details aren't lost. Some background. I have been considering a projector for some time now (2 - 3 years), but could never get any buy in from the wife. Just recen;y, I have been able to justify one for my business, so the limitations were that it had to be portable and have VGA input. As long as I could find one with some home cinema functionality as well, then I would be a happy bunny. After reading Doug's messages raving over the Hitachi, I did the unexpected and bought one from av-sales.co.uk. I ordered on the Wednesday or Thursday, and it arrived on the following Monday. It comes with a carry case about the same size as a notebook carry case, and a multitude of pockets and flaps. Cables were: VGA, svideo, composite, left/right phono to mini stereo jack, euro power lead, uk power lead. The leads are all of a decent length, so that the PJ can be positioned in the middle of a room. There is also a slimline remote which talsk to the IR receiver on the back of the projector. Any of the opinions below are based on me being a newbie; usually watching things on a Sony 36" standard CRT TV, and NOT having any specially prepared screen or viewing wall. The wall is a light brown/creamy kind of colour, with anaglypta wallpaper. Not the best surface I'm sure you'll agree. The first thing I tried was a standard DVD from Pioneer 626 DVD player, over the Svideo cable. As it was the middle of the afternoon, and my youngest daughter (3.5) was around, I had to choose a kid friendly film to try it with. She chose 101 Dalmations (region 2). I turned the PJ on, slid the lens-cover across and waited to see what would happen. First of all, I had the angle wrong, so that the setup/welcome picture was hitting some furniture. One thick colouring book later, and the PJ was propped upwards a bit. A quick look through the menus relvealed the Keystone option, which allowed me to straighten up the image. All the while, the image was getting brighter and more vibrant, in the defauilt blue of the startup screen. Then, a bit of positioning of the PJ and meddle with the zoom and focus rings on the lens, and I had a 6foot wide image on the wall. A few click of the Video button selected the sVideo input, and 101 Dalmations appeared. It was then I noticed that the main lights in the room were on, although I hadn't noticed before. The image was still watchable, but became even better when the lights were turned off. At this point I haven't played with any brightness or contrast or colour balance controls. When the kids went to bed, I tried a laptop at 800x600, and had a great picture from it, but didn't watch a movie, as my missus wanted Eastenders on. So with a bit of quick rewiring of my SCART chain, I wired the composite lead from the Pace Digibox up to the PJ, to see if my wife could see the point of the PJ. the picture was great, although Eastenders at 6 foot wide is probably a little OTT... After that we watched Three Kings (region 1), and apart from shine from the anaglypta lumps on the wall, which were only in one part of the image, it looked fantastic! And the black bits did look black! I should maybe watch Pitch Black and see how that works out... I am really happy with this projector, and can't wait to try it out with a good footy match on Sky Sports as well. Without a proper screen, it's hard to say what the quality is really like, but I can try and take some digital photos to see if anything decent comes out.