I'll contribute a little bit
. Sometime around the summer of last year, I was in the market for a new display as I was still using a 32" Toshiba sdtv (great sdtv by the way) and was starving for an hdtv. I spent time weighing my choices (on a small budget of course, about $1000) and being that I'd been sort of a crt snob (well...sort of...I like the other technologies too
), I decided on going with a plasma as I felt that a plasma would give me the most tube like image. Given that reasoning, the Panasonic 42-px80u became my target for high def glory, due to price mostly. After a little time spent saving up a few dollars to make my purchase, I stumbled upon the good ole' Digital Projectors- Under $3,000 USD MSRP thread
. I had always been interested in projectors, and after reading up on numerous threads, I was somewhat shocked at the things being accomplished with so little funds and felt a sense of a new world being possible for my home theater. Needless to say, I had decided to go "big" with my entry into high def
The research faze (sp?) was officially under way, and after some threads created and questions asked, I decided on the Sharp DT-510 ( if we weren't supposed to name particular projectors in this thread, I apologize
). Unfortunately, I had been waiting a number of months to save money and upgrade my display, and the Sharp seemed to cost a little more than I had already saved up. Then to my surprise, a certain website had the Sharp going for an incredible price, most definitely for the amount of money I had saved up and I jumped on it. I was ecstatic, I was new to projectors and couldn't wait for my first "real" home theater experience to begin. I got the projector in a few days after ordering and couldn't wait to set it up, this was it, the moment I had been waiting for, my first "big screen". I set it up firing on a blank white wall and
, the feeling was incredible, I was only projecting at around 62" and it felt huge to me, I loved it. The only problem, I realized I suffered from rbe, nooooooo! Was my "real" home theater experience threatened? Had I made a bad choice in choosing dlp? I hadn't seen any rbe on my friends 42" samsung dlp, what was going on? Well....that was near the beginning of November, and since then, the projector has been mounted, black cloth material has been put up around my room, a screen has been constructed, and I enjoy my 84" hd display everyday. Needless to say...."I am so freaking happy I got a projector!"