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Thanks for your response. You may be interested to know that I just finished packing up the 10HT this morning and sending it back to the vendor (MVS). After a week of giving it a trial run in my one bedroom apartment, I have to say that the only thing that impressed me was the screen size. Granted, I never even attempted to calibrate it. But my overall impression was that, notwithstanding calibration, the 10HT probably only performs well with top-notch and very colorful DVDs. Toy Story 2 is brilliant, Scarface and Gladiator are not. I'm pretty much a novice videophile, and I didn't think I would be too particular about black levels, but the black levels were really grey. While I definitely valued the "immersive" cinematic experience of having an eight foot wide screen - and while I certainly plan on having a dedicated HT in the future when Sony releases its GLV technology, I reasoned (with the help of my wife) that my apartment isn't the appropriate venue for front projection.
Also, as it turns out, the projector they sent me was a lemon. The lamp kept turning off sporadically on its own and there was a strange flickering. I was already anxious about the reported widespread out-of-the-box defects and high continued maintenance costs associated with the 10HT. Having lived through it for a week, I'm ready to focus again on getting the perfect RPTV, so I can watch movies and regular TV all on one unit, while maintaining bright, consistent picture quality without all the hassle and anxiety about dead pixels, broken lamps and dust globs, etc. Thus, the Philips 64".
I appreciate your comments and assistance. Let me know if you find out anything further about the new Philips in the future. My email is JFreeman80@hotmail.com, in the event you want to communicate directly.