Saw the SIM2 300 DLP projector over the wekend at the Manchester hi-fi show (apart from SIM2 being there it WAS a hi-fi show) and I have to say I am impressed. It was one of the first projectors I have seen that has caused me to have no interest in the specification, just the picture. Is it as good as a Barco Cinemax and a S&W interpolator gold? Don't be so bloody stupid! But I reckon you get over 50% of the visual performance for less than a sixth of the price. I was pleased to hear that SIM2 also offer a "no dead pixels" guarantee (easier on DLP I suspect). How will it stack up against the new Sony 11? I have no idea but given the price difference (the SIM2 may cost up to £9k) the Sony may have the advantage. The SIM2 as an alternative to CRT? Closest I have seen yet. Specs I can remember; 1280 by 720, 1100:1 contrast (could be optimistic), 95% brightness across screen, 6 segment colour wheel. Deinterlacer by Faroudja (sorry if spelling is wrong).