Well I got the projector today and hooked it up this evening to my HTPC (Radeon, TheaterTek, dScaler, etc.). Projecting a 6'3" wide image I watched part of Spiderman via TheaterTek. Before I dig to deep here, I must preface my observations on the fact that my previous projector was/is an old Sanyo PLC-5500 (LCD, 832x624). Even though I want down in resolution the image produced is much sharper. There is virtually no screen door like i am used to seeing, you can see the individual pixels starting at about 4' away, but from 10' away its smooth as butter on a hot summer day. I haven't run Avia on it yet but so far this thing has better brightness, better blacks, better clarity, better coloring and well you get the idea its just better. I paid $1,000 used for the sanyo 2 years ago or so, and can't believe I paid the same for the Dell. I wish I had other projectors to compare images but at the same time I am happy as is, so I guess not seeing a $2,500 projector has prolly been a blessing for me. I caouldn't ask for more from this little projector I think it will work just fine for my current and future needs.