Best price on Panasonic PT-AE8000
I've run the Chief mount with both the 4000 and 8000. It's my go to mount for every install. As for the "upgrade" I'd say the 8000 is a decent evolution of the Panny projector and will net you some increased brightness. If you want a bigger screen, need/want more light output, and/or are in need of a new bulb for the 4000 then the price of the 8000 is probably worth it. If you are happy with the 4000 and aren't looking to increase brightness or screen size and or have extra bulb(s) stashed then I'd wait to see what comes down the pipe in the next 12 months. The Epson LS10000 and 9600 look pretty interesting and we know that JVC and a Sony are battling in the +$5000 market, and 4k in sub $6000 range is probably gonna happen in the next 12-18 months.