Currently I own a Thomspon TVP 3000 projector which is installed in my parents house that I left over 5 years ago to move in with, my now, wife. About 1-2 years ago it stopped working, I've finally found someone who will look at to see if it can be fixed. The problem being that he (and not many other people) have heard of them, so I'm not holding out much luck that he will be able to fix it (or even get the parts). He said if this was the case he would buy it off me for parts. Has anyone got any idea what my bust projector would be worth as parts ? This just happens when I'm finally in the position to buy a house big enough to fit it in! As I've owned a projector now for about 10 years I don't what to stop now. What sort of money will I need to spend to get a good quality picture and what projector should I be looking for? Below is a quick idea of the room layout. If poss I would like run it in the direction of the arrow but then the screen would be above a coal effect gas fire, so not ideal! I used to have 8' x 6' (4:3) screen but that will need replacing. Currently my sources are a multi-region Pioneer 717 DVD player and a Pioneer 1750 Laserdisc player. Code: (20'6) ---++-------------<D>-- | | | [| | --> [|(11'6) | | | | | --<D>-------- | | | | + |(7') + | |----+-----| (10') I'm not going to have the funds to buy everything at once so I thought that I would source a PJ and screen first and then buy a scaler and better DVD player. How far up the pj ladder should I go ??? Barco 808 or even a 1209s. I'm thinking of sticking with a 4:3 screen as I can live with bars top and bottom. Any thoughts?? Many Thanks. Ian L.