Hi all, My old standby Sanyo PLV-60HT is still running fine, but I'm considering stepping up to the new 1080 Epson or Panasonic AE1000u (with that $1,000 rebate!) I have a completely light controlled home theater in my basement that's just wonderful. When I painted the walls, I went with a coffee colored wall and plain white ceiling tiles. My screen is roughly a foot from the ceiling and there is definite spill of light onto the ceiling, as well as spill onto the surrounding wall. Since painting textured ceiling tiles will require quite a bit of work, I'm wondering if any members of this forum have had experience with the benefits of painting a room or ceiling a much darker color. Obviously it will help... but will it help enough to be worth the time, money and potential spilled paint on the carpet?