I got to see a PLV-Z1 today, as I so recently had the NEC HT-1000 in my possesion I thought I would post some thoughts/ comparisons. This is a nice little projector !!! I had about a 35 minute play with it . I was sitting generally about 10 feet away from a 70 inch wide screen. Input was component dvd interlaced only. Contrast was pretty good, it didn't have the gorgeous depth of contrast of the NEC but was pretty acceptable, better than any lcd I've seen before.Colour was good, reds maybe not quite as rich as the NEC but definately not orange. Brightness and sharpness I would consider to be about the same as the HT1000 i.e good. The de-interlacing/scaling looked good too, no obvious artefacts. I'm not particularly bothered by screendoor, but at the distance I was sitting it was pretty negligible. The unit I saw had no dead/stuck pixels. Most importantly ( for me anyway!! ) it had no tearing on Pal sources and no rainbows ! ( obviously ). Is the Ht-1000 worth 2.5x as much ?? Well, if you have the money and NEC sort out the pal tearing ( and you don't get rainbowitis ) probably yes. Is the NEC 2.5x as good , in my opinion, no.