New laser dlp's are coming out .
I like the Toshiba 65" rear projection dlp . But the bulbs need replacing ...
Another consideration is to get a used CRT . I bought a Sony xrb WEGA/700 40" .Cheap.
It is very nice , but hardly need blu-ray or hd as its picture is very good w/internal upscaling...
Also crt front projection , but as you mentioned they thrive in the dark . Much light
is not pretty !!
keep at it , results are worth it !!