Once upon a time a silly man ( me ) was chilling out watching his favourite porn sorry film , on his plasma . He loves his home theatre and has loved his hifi since his first arcam setup some 20 years ago ! He makes a serious mistake , he decides that the picture is not big enough. Does a bit of research and decides its time for a projector. So he works out his finances, sells his plasma, sells his tag dvdflr , screws work for expenses and sets about getting a projector. Sensibly reads the forums , reads the magazines so hes got a few ideas ! Off he trots to his local dealer ( whos had 10K's off him over the last decade or so ! ) and whats the first projector they show him ? Sim2 500 extra 3 chip £25k thingy. How having watched mad johnny depp pirateing his way around and then hidef gladiator hes convinced that these projector things work . Despite spending an 1hr 30 mins with the sim he politely declines the nice mans invitation to buy one as he thought it was a tad expensive . Ok says the nice man in shop lets look for a cheaper option. So he sees sim2 domino 20, 30 and 300 extra plus a runco. between 3 - 8 K. he likes the 6k runco the best but does not get it cause it does not do high def . Back to the forum he comes and clocks as possible themescene H77, benq8700 and infocus 7205 . decides that its def going to be dlp and H2+ chipset. Drives a long way to st neots and sees themescene , smearing on component pal source makes it a none goer. Cannot find anywhere the others to view but reads reviews etc. Then he discovers that it does not matter who makes the projector or what it is called as there all inbred clones anyway Decides that the benq is the best bang for buck even though its ment to be quite loud but you got to do it SOMETIME. Hard work done he thinks !! BO***CKS is it . No one told him about screens , types , gain , throw distances , dvi leads, hdmi leads, dvi to hdmi convertors To cut a long story short I've had to watch the olympics on a 18" telly and I'm no nearer to having a beeing projector. Whats worse it the Belgium Grand prix at the weekend from Spa which is the best circuit in the world and I'm still going to watch on a crap telly So can somebody answer these questions Please !!! when are themescene H77 PRODUCTION models coming ? Does anybody have a BENQ 8700 ? or know where I can see one I'm in Birmingham . How much should I have to pay for a fixed 5/6/7 screen ? I know you Have to come off the fence at some point but is there any good reason to wait for another 3 months for some thing special ???? God help me I'm going to buy a dlp telly if I cannot sort this soon. Thank You for reading this rant I hope the below cheers you up Shameless cut 'n' paste from elsewhere, but so so true... 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed 14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently 7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs 1 to move it to the Lighting section 2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section 7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs 5 to flame the spell checkers 3 to correct spelling/grammar flames 6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid 2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp" 15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct 19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum 11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum 36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty 7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs 4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's 3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group 13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too" 5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy 4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?" 13 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs" 1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.