I'm interested in the same thing as the OP, but would actually prefer to manually zoom it out each time. I know that might seem crazy to most, but all those automatic zoom things compromise the 16:9 picture quality to some degree.... right ? Because what the projector is really doing, is that you set the projector to it's full zoomed out mode (for the 2:35.1 screen), and then it automatically adjusts it to the 16:9, but you're not actually getting the full resolution of the 16:9.
So, you're basically robbing Peter to pay Paul. Yeah, you get the convience of not having to get up and do the manual switch, but you're losing resolution when watcing 16:9 stuff. Yeah, I've heard people say that the resolution loss is extremely minor, and you don't really notice it, but I'd rather not sacrifice that. If I have to get up off my but and quickly do the manual zoom trick, that's perfectly fine by me. The key though, is that you really need to have horizontal and vertical lens shift. I prefer the look of DLP as well, so not really interested in the LCD's. I don't know... to me, it seems like there really hasn't been much going on in the projector world in the last couple of years. I figured there would be some better projectors on the scene by now, in the $1500 range. Seems like you still need to spend about $2500 to get a decent one.