I've been hanging fire on buying my first pj until I become more accustomed to pj technology. I have been unable to demo pj's in the South West UK 'side by side' as there is very limited choice available here. So far I have only seen a couple of DLP's (X1 and a couple of Sharps) however I suffered the rainbow effect on all of them. This only leaves LCD and considering I only have a budget of around £1000 (perhaps a little more if pushed) with very little chance of demo's, I can only go on forum / magazine reviews and dealer comments to steer me in the right direction. These are my observations so far. DLP is out due to rainbows (But might take a look at the Themescene H30 when its available) LCD is the only choice left, but reviews are very sparse for my price range, short of the Sanyo and Panasonic ranges and a few others not mentioned too much in the forum. Dealers comments have put me off Panasonic due to unreliability and customer service (This will vary case to case though I'm sure) This really only leaves me with the Sanyo Z1 or Z2 due to the amount of personal experience info available here and the odd available website reviews. Z2 is a little more money, and I have to admit being a little disappointed at forum members comments regarding VB. Z1 can be had for a good price, and as a first purchase I feel I could live with dated technology as many of you have already. Yes I will upgrade, as I have with the audio side but what I dont want to do is get even more confused reading countless reviews. So finally, my question is....What should I buy, Z1 or Z2??? Maybe once Ive experienced a pj, I will be suckered into spending ££££ as usual. Thanks for your support and thanks in advance. Chipster.