I'm in the market for a new pj, having been running a Sony VPL900 for the last 2 years. Had a demo of the Sim2 HT200 (not the DM model) today and have to say it was head and shoulders above mine - even without the ps input. I then went to another shop and had a demo of the Yamaha DXP1 and Runco CL500. Ruled the DXP1 out immediately due to rainbow effect and the Runco on price. Did not think it was massively better than the HT200 (although to be fair the HT200 was set up with component input and the Runco with S-Video). I'm also considering a Sony VW11HT but my question here is this. Is the HT200 better or worse than the AE100? (realising that this is somewhat subjective). Considering the AE100 is less than half the price of the HT200 is the latter twice as good to justify the extra cost? Unfortunately, living in cardiff we are not blessed with a huge selection of AV suppliers and dem rooms so I am trying to gather what will be best for me from advice as well. Any help truly appreciated. BTW, my current DVD player is a Sony DVP-S7700 switched via S-Vid through a Sony DA50ES amp to a plasma screen and the pj. I would seriously like to go down the HCPC route soon as I have a 'spare' P4 2GHz PC, so wish to take this into account. I will probably buy a Pro-V or iScan with the pj also. Thanks.