For a completely darkened room at 10 foot seating distance and for DVD watching I would do a front projection system. You could do it all, including a Da-lite "High Power" 80inch wide (92" diag) pull down screen for under $1500 total. Who wants a small rinky dink 42 inch or smaller display for HT?? I get all the colors and black levels I need with my Optoma DLP projector. And I was a CRT hold out! YMMV. I had a Toshiba tube for awhile that bested most Sony Wegas for colors and black levels. Yeah, the optoma is *nearly* that good. It's almost like spliting hairs, so I was sold. Though I wouldn't just consider _any_ digital projector (DLP or not). For me the Optoma was a special unit. I know everyone on audiogon tends to trumpet what works for them, it's just the nature of emthusiasts, I guess. YMMV.