Ive got the envious job of putting together a dedicated Home Cinema room from scratch. Ive already done my own home cinema which was an amalgam of my existing Hi Fi equipment, Sky, DVD, etc. I ended up opting for an SD Plasma due to room size constraints. With this new commission, Im going for perfection. (Im aware there is no such thing when it comes to including realistic costs!). The rooms sole use will be for watching movies from a DVD player. Current thinking about a display device would be a Barco Cine 8 CRT Projector. The Cine 9 is too expensive. Im looking to have a 100 (Diagonal) 16:9 screen. The idea is to have the maximum size screen within the limits of the display device. Not sure if the Cine 8 can handle 100. I read somewhere that Joe Kane reckoned that a CRT Projector should not be pushed beyond an image size of 72. Where I have come unstuck in my research is with the subject of Scalers. Every CRT projector has a sweet spot resolution and for an 8 CRT this could be anywhere between 1024x768 and 1280x1024. Barco quote that the Cine 8 can resolve up to 1400 TV lines and display a resolution of 1600x1200 for computer sources. But nearly all the video processors I have looked at only scale to 1024/1080p. The usual suspects being: Faroudja DVP-3000/5000 IScan HD Lumagen Vision Pro Centre Stage CS-2 Key Digital HD Leeza S&W Interpolator Gold G2 Extron Scalers Now, in my simplistic understanding of video resolutions, things go like this: PAL Interlaced 288 lines of actual information PAL Progressive 576 lines Double the info PAL (better than PS) 864 lines Triple the info PAL HD 1152 lines Quadruple the info (I dont care about NTSC, I cant stand 3:2 judder and all the DVDs are PAL anyway!) So why do none of the Scalers on the market provide the ability to scale to 1152 lines? This would be 4x interlaced PAL. I thought the higher the image resolution the better, what gives? If the projector is capable of resolving over 1152 lines, why is there no Scaler on the market that can deliver this? The only exception I found to the above came from the German based Cinema Company. They had two interesting products. The Cinematrix PSM-1 video board that goes right inside a DVD player and takes the signal straight from the MPEG decoder and the Cinemateq Picture Optimize Plus which is a standalone video processor. Both theses pieces of kit will scale to 1152p. Unfortunately the PSM-1 looks like old tech as it was launched in 2001. And there is not much info about the Cinemateq anywhere else on the web. Any thoughts on DVD Scaler combos? Im inclined to go for an SDI modded Arcam FMJ DVD27 connected to a Lumagen Vision Pro using SDI. Although the iScan HD looks promising.