Thanks for the info guys!
After considering all I decided to go with my buds JVC RS2
Since it has new lamp and he said if any issues with new lamp he would deal with JVC. He has about 4 hrs on new lamp with no issues thus far. He really takes good care of his equipment so the proj is very nice, ceiling mounted only removed one time since new for new lamp.
I will have to see what he is using for screen.
This will be my "entry" into home theater projectors so I am sure I will learn a lot.
My room (In basement) will be almost completely dark during viewing (Night time no windows door closed). This will be pretty exclusive as movie room.
Sources will be Blue ray, DirecTV, and maybe netflix or other streaming movie. I will use my Integra 9.9 as pre to upscale any non high def material. Sports daytime viewing I will do upstairs in living room on my Plasma.
So as for the screen:
High gain? is that what I should consider.
I will use a fixed screen and would like to keep cost reasonable?? Have not really crossed that bridge so don't know what "mid level" screen would be?
For me since this is my entry.
Maybe 12 to 18 months I will consider a newer or new projector and I would assume most of the newer proj have higher brightness overall, as I see brightness on most proj have gone up over last several years.
Considering this I would probably? need to change screen when I upgrade?