Hey Guys. Im new here (as u can tell by the post count and everything else.) But i wanna get into Projection screens... - not in a big way. just need something to get me by. at the moment i have a 14" crt tv in my bedroom, and i want something alot bigger. preferably on my wall. so my first thought went to a plasma/LCD... but the cost of them is excrusiating(sp?). so then i thought... why not get a projector and use it as a tv... i dont need a tv tuner, as i have cable in my room, so i can use that as a tv box. so i started checking them out, in the usual places... ebay, ebuyer, uk.insight.com, u know, where people generally look. so i have about £300-£500 and i want something thats going to last well over a year, of generally about 5 hours of use per day. and its got to work in general bedroom conditions.(sun through the window, dark room, lights on, etc.) so, from what i gather, the higher Lumens, the better it will be in daylight? (brighter lamp?). right. my next dilemma, was how am i going to plug all my stuff into it, if its on the ceiling pointing at my wall. power wise, i dont mind putting a hole in the ceiling and wiring it through the loft. (its tidier than having a thick kettle lead going up the wall and accross the ceiling.) right so now, ive sorted power. i need a picture. so i have various things (dvd/video combi, and cable, and i might want to put my laptop thought it.) right, so from what i gather SVHS socket gives the best quality generally, so i would be able to get SCART -> SVHS leads for combi and cable, and my laptop has a port anyway, so where would i get a box where i can plug 3 SVHS leads in, with a switch to choose which one i want to send out of it? i know they exist for SCART sockets, but do they make SVHS ones? and if so how much are they generally? im trying to tally it all up and see if it would ber worthwhile going projector wise or just going all out and getting a plasma. right, i think thats all. oh yeah... sometimes i watch tv (like now) at 4:30 in the morning, and i need to keep the volume down, coz the parents are next door, so i dont want a noisy fan that i have to turn the volume up fairly loud to hear it, coz it might wake the elders. ok, any advice/help would be much appreciated. as i say, im a noob, and i dont want to be taken for a ride. and i dont want to buy something that i will later regret. 1 Final thing. i will be projecting onto a wall, approx: 30" x 48" if that matters any?