I've enjoyed reading the input from this thread. I bought the Sony VPL-VWPRO1, but I'm recommending the Epson 9700 UB for my brother-in-law. His theater will be built in the great room portion of his basement, where as mine is more in a closed-in theater room. As far as I'm concerned, all the new projectors have great pictures. It's pretty much apples and apples to me. I do prefer Epson's longer warranty over the Sony, but bought the Sony because it was in stock at the time. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the current line of projectors, whether they be JVC, Epson, Sony, etc. The debate over which is best is really subjective anyway, but it's great to see screen shots and see and hear about the different installations. My previous InFocus In-83 had an amazing picture and to tell you the truth, once calibrated I can't really tell that much difference between it and my current projector. I love the Black Diamond screen, unfortunately, I too had to go acoustic, so compromised and went with an Elite Lunette for now. I would like to purchase an SmX Acoustic Curve someday, but for now I'm happy with what I have. Theaters are all about compromises, a small trade here for a more important return there, but I haven't personally seen any projectors/screens, etc that I don't like. If you want greater than a 100" screen and don't have a mint in the bank, you plop your money down for a 1080p projector and start juggling with screen selection.