Hi guys. I've been looking around the forum recently, trying to decide what projector to get. Loads of useful info around, but I still have a few questions. I had a CRT projector last year at uni (a Barco 800), which was great, but that's now been sold (for various reasons). I liked CRT, but it's really too bulky, and no good in non-dark conditions, so I've decided to go digital. Whatever I buy will be hooked up to a PC (by DVI if the projector has DVI input), with a 5.1 setup also hooked up to PC. It will be used mainly to watch movies/tv shows from the computer (a mixture of DVD, HD, and XviD material), as well as possibly some freeview (if I decide to get a freeview box). The vast majority will be 16:9, so I'd like a 16:9 native res ideally. My budget is fairly flexible; I'm looking at around £1000, but will go a little higher if there's something significantly better, and equally would be very happy to spend less if there wasn't too big a sacrifice in terms of quality. The first thing I've been trying to decide is whether to go LCD or DLP. As far as I can make out, the major problem with LCD is the blacks (same problem as LCD monitors compared to CRT ones) and screendoor (though this shouldn't be too noticeable on higher res models - eg. 1280x720). Main drawback of DLP seems to be low res (800x600 or 1024x768 in the same pricerange as the 1280x720 LCDs) and the rainbow effect on PJs with slow colourwheel. I know I would really need to demo them to find out, but at the moment, I think I'm leaning more towards LCDs, mainly because I want to be able to really take advantage of HDTV, as there are loads of films available now in it (a very active scene over at altbinarieshdtv), and I will be getting plenty of this material. With an SVGA or even XGA projector I wouldn't really be getting an HD picture. Problem is though that HD isn't much good if you can't see anything as soon as things get dark. So how bad are LCD PJs for blacks? Are they as bad as LCD computer monitors (which I find much worse than CRTs sinply because of the black level)? As far as LCD PJs, I'd be wanting 1280x720 res (or more). I'm looking at the Panasonic 500, or the 700 when it comes out. Is there any info as to when the 700 will be coming out? Also, will it drive the price of the 500 down much? The thing I noticed about the 700 is that it doesn't have a DVI connection. Is it possible to hook the HDMI connection to a computer DVI output without a conversion to analogue? Or would I have to use VGA? Is there a big difference in quality between DVI and VGA in general? I've also been looking at the Sanyo Z2. Again, the Z3 has been announced. Is this worth looking out for? Is there a concensus as to whether to get the Z2 or the Panasonic? I seem to get the impression the Panasonic may be a slightly better bet? As for DLPs, the Optoma H30 seems to be getting a lot of good press. Otherwise, the Benq 6200 is tempting, as it has 1024x768 native res. Is it any good? Are there any DLPs with 1280x720 res for cheapish? How about 1024x576? Is it worth just going for a cheap Infocus X1/X2 (what is the difference between the two) now and upgrading later? Any other suggestions? Anything in particular that I should know about? Also, does anyone know of any good places to demo/buy near Enfield (or in that rough area)? Also, what are the best places to buy online in the uk? Thanks a lot in advance for your help guys. And great forum. There sure are a lot of projectors to look through at the moment... can't wait to waste my first paycheck on one...!