I'm fed up. I haven't bought a piece of AV equipment for over two years because I have been paying for double glazing, new bathrooms and a d***ed conservatory! I've been good, I've been VERY good, I am even taking the wife on two decent holidays this year knowing that next year (2005) would be the year of the HT300!!!! What has happened? The HT300 was £9k, now there are two models, the HT300 Xtra and the HT300 Link. The HT300 Xtra is £8k (nice!) but the HT300 Link is just SOOOOOOO sexy! The question I have is; why couldn't there be a compromise between the two? Why can't there be a model that contains the newer generation DCDi, a HDMI input, Brightness Burst etc. but DOESN'T have the £4k premium of the Link version? Oooh, I am SOOOOOO frustrated. This stuff isn't cheap to me, I can just afford it, but I struggle to justify it to myself so I want to get the best bang for my bucks. Why, oh, why isn't there a non-Link version of the Link? Am I being too paranoid? Finally, I would like to know if the 8 degree optical shift is actually enough to enable you to mount the HT300 on a ceiling and still project without having to use digital correction? Looking at the stats in the HT300 manual you can only move the projector about 22 inches vertically from the centre of a (roughly) 7 foot screen (which is about 4 foot high) when projected from minimum distance. It's close but, without building some kind of mounting structure to hold the bracket away from the ceiling, I can't see it being done without digital correction OR HAVE I MISUNDERSTOOD THE MANUAL? I saw the 3 chipper at the Manchester show, I sat down for about 15 minutes, not realising what it was and (because of its size and I was sitting behind it) I assumed it was a CRT machine because of the picture. Amazing! Shame about the £25k price (but it seemed worth every penny).