I have previously seen a Z2 up and running in a totally blacked out room and to be honest I wasn't that impressed, the picture looked a bit dull to me (think we mainly watched Gladiator). it could be due to the fact that I am used to a brighter picture on my old sanyo multimedia PJ (about 1200lumens i think). Any idea what the Z3 looks like compared to the Z2 given the same sources?? I really like the Z3 at its current price, but my old PJ is brighter and is 1280x720 (yes its 4:3), I dont have any fancy connections yet (dont laugh but i still use composite) and my blind is a blackout blind from ikea. The onyl reason I am thinking about the Z3 is that it is easy to buy a decent cheap ceiling mount, and the lense shift, and I am a bloke who is bored and so buying nw AV kit makes me happy. Am I going to see any great difference??