It seems to me that that Panasonic AE100 has broken a price point in the market, a little like the Samsung 807 DVD player did(1st DVD Player below 200 quid). Other manufacturers are no doubt envious of the rate in which its sold so it follows that they will soon follow suit with cheap, well featured projectors. So what's going to be an AE100 beater? Sony would be my best bet for displacing the AE100 as best value for money. The HS1 has been out for a while and is probably due for replacement in the next 6 months. Although in 6 months the AE100 will also be over a year old. I know there's always the next model just around the corner, but IMHO we are on the brink of a flood of sub £1500 Widescreen projectors.