I'm having trouble selecting the appropriate "digital" projector for my needs. I'd appreciate any help you can provide in narrowing the choices down. I have no built-in preference amongst DLP, LCD, or D-ILA. The room is fairly small, so fan noise could be a potential issue.
Budget: $4000 (including screen, hopefully)
Target screen size: Something like 60-70" diagonal (this is flexible)
Ambient light control: Total.
Other people in the home: Zero.
Source: HTPC with DVD and dScaled Laserdisc/TiVo/SVHS
Throw: 9 feet from leading edge of the seating to the wall.
Timeframe: Before the end of the year 2001.
I have no HDTV feeds available in my area, and no DSS service, so that's not a HUGE issue.. However, if I'm going to lay out this much cash, I'd like something that can keep up with HDTV when it arrives.
I'm ultra-picky when it comes to my video quality, which is why I've chosen such a relatively small screen size. However, if I had to choose between a display with better dynamic range, and one with zero artifacts and "hot pixels", I'd choose the latter.
Thanks in advance for your help.