Ok guys, I'm really trying here. I am upgrading from an ae900u to the ae7000u. However, when I've asked questions to sales reps I get the impression that they are just trying to push a certain product rather than telling me the truth. I may be totally off base but i get that impression regularly. I would like to know, based on specs obviously, will this projector outperform the Mitsubishi HC9000? I am willing to spend up to approx $5500 on an upgrade. Am I looking at the right all around projector in my price range? I am just starting to get a grasp on contrast ratio, lumen output, ect. So please explain somewhat in numbie terms. Thanks in advance.