A friend of mine has a Sony VPL HS1 projector that I borrow from time to time for film & games evenings, problem is I now feel like im inviting him round just so I can us his PJ so im looking to buy a new PJ myself in the near future. (his bulb is also going so its getting pretty hard to see anything !!! - Ive managed to find him one for £200 from Amazon of all places but they have non in stock, anyone know of similar prices elsewhere ? average seems to be about £250 inc VAT) Anyway, my budget is pretty limited so was looking at the Epson TW10 for about £575 and have seen the Panasonic AE 200 for just over £600. My room is about 12' x 12' and id be sitting about 3m from the screen / wall. What do you think ? which one is the best ? I know I should see both of them in action but I dont know where to go locally to get a demo and to be honest as price is important I'll probably get one from the web so dont really like wasting the shops time One last and important question, my mates Sony is about 2 years old, we just project onto a cream wall, is this a MUCH better machine than my two candidates ? would I feel let down having used a machine that cost twice as much (albeit 2 years ago) or would the images from the Epson and the Panasonic be similar ?? Many thanks for your help.