Sort of torn at the minuite, I was going to go down the CRT route, but after measuring the dimensions and placing a template in my room; I think it might prove impractical. So I am considering the Sanyo PLV-Z1 : for Price(ex VAT): £945.00 from Nexnix.co.uk. I plan to use it for 16:9 with component eventually. ( I have what is now an old Panasonic A310 which I think has these outputs it is region 1 only, need to get it out of it's box and have a look). This will get me started. At the minuite I have no plans to use a HCPC, so I would like to hear people's experiences using it with a Standalone DVD Player. However would this be compatiable with 1:1 mapping if I did go that route in the future using powerstrip. As far as I can see this machhine ticks all the boxes, but i would like to hear your opinions before I make a purchase. I will be using a 7ft wide 16:9 screen, sitting at around 12ft. I would like to wall rather than celling mount, will that cause any other problems. I have used the search feature to get answers for all of the above, but If you can help a novice confirm his suspicions I appreciate any help now with what problems I might come across; so I can calculate them into my costs/expectations. Cheers Bill.