What, do only woman visit this site? Listen girls, I don't know how much experience you all have with front projection systems but, I have a lot. Yes, they are light sensitive but, if you can CONTROL inside and outside light, you can do front projection easily. What do I mean? How about curtains over windows? What a concept. How about placing lighting fixtures so the don't shine directly onto the screen. Then you won't have a washed out picture. I've owned video projectors for over ten years and can watch them with the lights all the way up! CONTROLLED LIGHTING! That's the key to success with these. Perhaps front projection is a little bit out of your league and a bad idea on my part for suggesting it. For that, I apologies. When you've eliminated the possibility of doing front projection then do the next best thing, rear proj. Except for the comment "exclusively for sitting in the dark watching movies" Kthomas is dead on. Although there is a lot of debate over which aspect ratio to go with. Personal preferances and long term uses dictate this. It is still prefered, although not as critical, to control lighting. Do you see a pattern? Don't let light from an open window shine directly onto your screen. Same with inside lights. You will probably be very happy with a big screen for years to come. Enjoy. By the way...I DO THIS FOR A LIVING!