I did some research some months ago and came up with the Hitachi as being the best in my price range. However we didn't get our cinema room complete and put off the buy, and now new stuff has come out so I don't know whats best at the moment. Can anyone recommend which is the better of the Hitachi and the Panasonic, and possibly anything else better in the same price range? From what I've read the panasonic is better, but I'd like to know for sure... The hitachi is about $2800 here (Australia) and the Panasonic I've seen for $2900. Thanks!