I was in the same situation. I am single and will be buy a second house in a few months so the idea of moving a 300 pound set is not appealing. However after looking at several projectors of all types, it became evident that the projector was much more expensive in the "long run" then ther rptv. Bulbs are expensive for most Dlp and LCD projectors and have to be replaced anywhere from 1000 hours to 4000. Neither technology does pure black well at the comsumer level. Also, tech who would be installing it informed me that I need to consider light control with heavy drapes to maximize the performance of any profector. A good drape system would cost, the mount for the projecter would be an extra 500.00, and a fixed screen would cost another 1500 with a motorized one a few grand. When they had finished adding things up it would have cost around 5000.00 more than I had estimated. If you do decide to go this route take a look at Sony's LCD projector for 6999.00 the VPL-10HT which is an excellent one as well. At first it would seem that the cost is closer but when you add everything up the projecter will cost a lot more. Also, I did not realize how big the screen would have to be for use with most projecters. The last one I saw was in a room the same size as mine and I though, "Damn that is hugh and I do not like movies that much!!" But that may be exactly what you are looking for. Also, I read in a Widescreen Review of one of the guys from Texas instuments that they were trying to make sure that the projecter that the movie industry had were superior to what you and I could buy because the studios demanded something that was of a level that you could only experience at the movie theater. This pissed me off so I immediately wrote of DLP tech.