According to Alan Gouger (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...22&postcount=1
), the MSRP of the HD250 is:
"JvC Hd250...25k:1 contrast...flat black finish...1000 lumens...$2995 MSRP". So this HD250 thread is placed in the correct Forum.Shag
-- As long as you are not expecting operation in full daylight (in which case, no PJ will work), a 1000 lumens is more than enough for screens equal to or smaller than 106" diagonal, 16:9. Remember front projectors reflect their output from a reflective screen. The PJ has to compete with any light that also falls on the screen. No PJ lamp can compete with sunlight, or room lights which fall on the screen. Even flat panel TVs can't compete with direct sunlight (but they are a lot better at daytime operation, since they are light emitters, not light reflectors).
Also, most PJs (JVCs excepted, for their previous models) have claimed lumen outputs that are their absolute maximum under poor picture quality conditions. Their best, calibrated, picture is usually at around 40% to 70% of the advertised output, depending on the manufacturer, and model. Comparison of PJs based on advertising claims is the worst mistake you can make (a common one made by most people who are new to the world of front projectors).