Presently, front projector technology, like computer ware, is evolving in quantum pace. Revolutionary development occurs annually. The smartest thing is consistently to buy the newest released lower line projector. What you are getting is the state-of-the-art from six months ago, but at one third the price. Good recent examples are the Sharp Z90 (1200:1 CR ratio) and Infocus X1 (2000:1). Such performance was not available a year ago even if money were no object. I don't know about you, but I am always will to lag six month behind the best and save tons of money. The difference between people in this forum and those in the over $5,000 hall, in the long run, is we have all that extra money in the bank.