I am now the proud owner (well, proud waiter-for-deliveryer) of the Sony VPL-HS50! Thanks to everyone for the great help and advice I've found in the short time I've been here. Expected delivery time is about a week, so I have time to build my HTPC (Also ordered a NVidia 6800GT 256mb, Theatretek DVD software, hard drives for my server, quiet PC kit..) I do have one final question (well, final for now.. ). Does anyone have any recommendations for type of screen for this projector? Not necessarily particular brands, but rather the type of material, Gain factor, etc. I will be using this is in my living room - off-white (maybe magnolia?) walls, white ceiling, light brown carpet. So reflection will be an issue - I will of course usually turn off all lights for movie watching, but sometimes I might need to have a dimmed uplighter on (next to me in my viewing position, behind the projector). Also I only have blinds, no blackout curtains at the moment - so during the day some light will come in from behind the screen. From the little I've learnt about screens, I gather a higher gain factor may be beneficial in this situation, so as to boost the brightness of the screen? Thanks again for all your help! Tom PS. For those thinking of buying one, I've paid £1510 including VAT and delivery from Gultronics. They don't do a pixel check, but say I can return it within 7 days if not satisfied.