Hello all, I have been avidly reading AV forums for about 3 months with a view to entering the world of big screen action! There has been much demo'ing and reading and then reading some more; 'til 4 in the morning some nights! (the missus has been VERY understanding )... Hours were spent drooling over other peoples home cinema rooms / screen shots (a la UrbanT, PJTX100, Captain Lightheart?, amongst many others .. nice one guys ) I've now decided to plump for the Sony HS50........ well, I think I have the Z3 looks rather tempting too!! Im now getting to my question .. eventually! . get on with it . Ok ok I appreciate that my budget amp (Yamaha RXV396RDS) is gonna struggle to send a decent image to the PJ. Does anyone have any recommendations for a replacement AV amp (naïvely holding hands in a prayer gesture hoping for a miracle when I ask - or am I mistaken and my amp will cope?, I cant believe Ive asked that ..). Anyway, I shall be connecting an Xbox and Toshiba DVD player, SD100, with maybe a wireless connection to my Telewest Cable box (is this even possible???!). I also want to be able to connect my xbox to a tv as well, as I sometimes just hop on the xbox for a quick 10 minute blast round KGB corner! (All this has to considered within the constraint that I will have already blown my £1000 av budget by at least 500 notes! The missus will need some sweet loving to get her on track with any further expenditure!!) FYI .. I demod the following projectors Themescene H57 Panasonic AE700 Sanyo Z2 Sanyo Z3 Sony HS50 I used Amelie, Alien Resurrection, AI , 5th Element, Alan Partridge (for some 4:3 action), Blade Runner, Dark City, Halo2, Project Gotham 2 and Ghost Recon as my test discs. In reverse order . In joint 3rd place were AE700 and H57 In joint 2nd place were the Sanyo Z2 and Z3 And that leaves the Sony in first place. All of them struggled with AI, some less so than others. The Sony coped the best with Alien Resurrection and all the games looked great on all the machines. If Im honest and I hadnt seen the Sony I would have bought the Z3, it looked very good. And on another day with different inputs the results could quite conceivably be reversed.