HI there, Im new to front projectors but experienced to a point on cinema systems, need advice from all you savvy enthusiasts The story so far, I had a 46 Phillips RPTV which had an excellent picture, but sadly it died last week only after 3 yrs, I have all surround sound amps, speakers etc. Instead of another RPTV I am thinking of getting a front projector. It will also be used as the main TV in the living room so brightness will be a small issue. Can anyone recommend a projector based on the following requirements? Max cost New OR Second hand/Reconditioned £1500 ex screen Viewing distance: 3.5 meters Size of 16:9 screen: no more than 60 inches For using as a TV and cinema 50/50 Needs to have reasonably good brightness, (but Im not expecting miracles) Can easily be serviced if it goes tits up. Great contrast, bright colours and good blacks again Im not expecting miracles. CRT/LCD/DLP all will be considered, but picture quality and brightness comes first. I have read a review of the Mitsubishi HC3 and a few others but Im a total newbie and as yet have not a clue! Looking for something that stands out in value from the crowd. Any tips or advice on whats the dogs danglies new or Second-hand for up to £1500 would be most appreciated. Stew.