Thanks for all the great replies! I thought this was one of the more popular discussions.
Alan: I know what you mean about waiting or not. I bought a DVD player over 3 years ago now while a lot of people were going to wait for it to mature. I'm glad I didn't. But at the same time, I was going to buy a new TV back then as well and I glad I have waited because I may have not gotten an HDTV compatible set because of price. This is now my latest waiting game!
Red Brian: I think I am probably feeling about the same as you for time frame. But I can be very patient, so ya never know how long I might wait. Or not wait. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
Mr Wiggles: Thanks for the comments. I also read about the Seleco and thought it sounded great until I saw the price. At this point, I will never buy a 4:3 set again so most of the Sony's are out of the picture. There is a new Panasonic 47" 16:9 that I am looking at, especially since it is supposed to retail for $1,995.
KZ: I think what you describe is exactly what everyone wants. Something that is easy to use, yet gives all the flexibility that the HT tweakers want. I don't mind messing around with stuff, but having to buy 3 or 4 different pieces from different companies just to get it to look right is too much hassle.
Thanks again everyone for your comments. So here is part of my dilema. I have this fairly large room with an old 27" TV in it where I watch mostly DVD. Within the next month or two, Panasonic is releasing a new 47" 16:9 HDTV compatible RPTV for retail of $1995. Do I go with that as a place holder until the (near) perfect $5000 projector comes out, or do I just wait and save the money and get a projector that is a little further off from perfect?
I don't have the most money to throw around, so the purchase will be one that has to last for years. Like 10 or something. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
So I am trying to find out as much information about what is out there now, and what is coming down the pipe. When, and what, is Infocomm? What can we expect to come out of there?