For under $3K I would suggest you consider the Epson Home Cinema 5010 or the BenQ W7000. For a little over $3K check out the JVC DLA-RS45 (or virtually identical DLA-X3). The JVC projector does not do 3D as well and the suggested Epson and BenQ models but the JVC has best in class 2D performance. I suggest you check out the individual projector reviews as well as the 2012 Home Theater Projection Comparison Report at projectorrreviews (.com). The AV Science Store sells all of these models at good prices and provides excellent support. I suggest you contract them for current prices as they frequently do not list the discounted price on their web site.