IMHO you should definitely jump up to the 8100 or even grab a 8350 refurb or used online. You aren't just getting 1080p you're getting a TON of other features as well. multiple hdmi connections, quieter operation, ridiculously flexible installation choice, 2x zoom, better blacks. both the 8100 and 8350 have most of these advantages. I'm sure that if you can swing it financially you won't regret it.