Projectors and Screens

My brother is looking for a 1080P projector and he's willing to spend $5 to $6 grand, (street price). I suggested the JVC DLA-RS2, and from what I gather the Pioneer Elite Pro FPJ1 is basically the JVC re-badged(?) Am I steering him in the right direction?

He also wants a high-quality screen. I suggested Stewart based on what I've read on this forum and other websites. I just don't know which Stewart screen in particular.

I welcome any and all suggestions on both the projector and screen. He has a 2 1/2 car garage converted into a home theater room, and he'll sit back from the screen approx 16 feet or more. Lighting isn't too big of an issue.

Check out some of the threads on

They have threads on screens and just about everything else video.
The SIM2 D60 is worth checking out as well. I am extremely happy with mine. I purchased it thru Kevin McEvoy at 1-800-889-5845 His web site is He's been in the business a long time and has experience with alot of different projectors. It retails for around $5,000 but Kevin could probably offer it at a pretty good price. He could also recommend a good screen to go with it.