Im looking at both of these, the key feature i need being the lens shift. Key Specs: Hitachi PJ-TX10 700 ANSI 800:1 contrast Zoom: Manual, 2.08:1 28.0 dB (26 in quiet mode) 854x480 Pixels 2000 hours lamp Sanyo PLV-Z1 700 ANSI 800:1 contrast Zoom: Manual, 1.21:1 28.0 dB 964x544 Pixels 2000 hours lamp As you can see on paper they seem pretty much the same except for the extra resolution of the sanyo. The sanyo has a bigger throw (142 cm at 2m compared to 99cm at 2m for hitachi), however the hitachi can zoom to 199cm at 2m as opposed to 171 cm for the sanyo. And if i throw at 3m (which i can if i move a lot of stuff around) the hitachis zoom gives it an even bigger image size than the sanyo. So my questions are: - Is the extra resolution of the sanyo really worth it? (it still loses lines in PAL) - Will zoom affect picture quality? - Which do you thing is better? Cheers.