THANKS MississippiMan, great feedback.
I currently have the old pj on the coffee table, and haven't had any issues to date, and would consider it in the future if the benefit of being closer to the screen (aka 13' vs. 20') was considerable, being single, the room doesn't get a lot of visitors but I do get concerned when the g-children visit, so, it will go on a shelf in the back of the room. BTW, the ceiling is out of the question because of the ceiling fan in the room.
I'll jump on WorstBuy and see what Sony Blu Ray players they have in stock, and get that purchased also. Thanks again.
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