I have been trying to get together a home cinema set up (converting the Loft !)for the last month or so. In that time I have considered CRT, Rear Projection and Plasma. All have pros and cons.I have not to date considered front projection because I believed the picture would not be of a comparable standard to the others - but now I`m not too sure. I need a widescreen picture , 50 inch minimum.Any thoughts on the subject would be appreciated. For the record - CRT -just not big enough Rear Projection - (Sony Grand Wega)no progressive scan, questions over longevity of lamps (and cost).Smearing + artefacts. Plasma - Pioneer 502 - Expensive, but excellent resolution, tv and video pictures poor resolution may be highlighted too much. So, would a front projector allow me to watch all my old videos, and tv pictures without tearing out my hair ?. Would the pictures be better than the rear projectors or the Plasma ?.Would it benefit from Progressive scan output from DVD ?How long would the projector last ?(Iwas told the lamps needed replacing every 1000 hours ?). God, am I confused !