I was wondering if someone could give me a hand. I am currently saving up £2000 for a projector as I feel the Sharp C1 I bought in Singapore over 2 yrs ago is about to give up the ghost. I have been using it solidly for about 4 hrs a day since I bought it, and I feel my lamp is running on borrowed time. Replacing the lamp would cost about 450 pounds, which is about what I paid for the machine in the first place, so I've decided to get a new projector instead. Besides with only 60000 pixels (at least 50 of them dead), the chicken wire effect isn't worth reinvesting in. So I need an SVGA model, with a 16:9 mode, and hopefully a component input, as my DVD player has an output. I prefer the idea of DLP to LCD mainly because visible line structure is not a foe I'd like to revisit. Besides, from what I hear DLP technology is much better anyway. I would however consider a Sony HS1 (pending HCC's review). I'm also keen on the Phillips UGO S-lite, and analogue-addict's top-secret UK-manufactured model (brand as yet suspensefully unspecified). But since those aren't available yet, I was wondering what people think of the Plus U3-810. The 880 came 2nd in HCC's round-up earlier this year (to the SIM2 HT200), the 810 replaces this, although I have been unable to find reviews of it anywhere. It comes as either a Short Focus or a Zoom model (the fixed throw ratio being a reported "bugbear" in HCC's review of the 880). It has 800 ANSI lumens, and a 650:1 contrast ratioa and AV-sales.com have the zoom model £1762 inc. VAT. I know its primary function is as a data projector, but would it work well in my home cinema setup? Please help. Thanking you in advance, Nickane PS Does anyone know if you can adjust brightness, sharpness settings etc. on the Plus model?