So relative to my question about cabling, I'm shopping for projectors now. I don't know if anyone has been through this recently since people on this forum seem to have relatively static "mature" systems but I thought I'd share my research and thought process. Criteria: I wanted an upper entry level (not the bottom of the barrel) LCD or SXRD projector. I haven't seen a 6-segment DLP but I have had issues with rainbows in the past so I decided just to avoid them and LCD seems to have largely caught up. I also wanted lens shift so I can get everything right without using keystone controls. Finally I needed the right throw. I wanted the front of the projector to be somewhere between 15-20ft from the screen and throw a 110-120" 16:9 image. Some projectors cannot go that small from that far back, so that played a roll in options. Everything else was subjective based on reading specs and reviews. So I ended up narrowing down my choice to three basic models. 1) Sony VPL-HW40ES, 2) Panasonic PT-AE8000, and 3) Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB. At this point I'm leaning very heavily towards the Epson. Originally I was looking at the Epson 3500 which is closer to $1700, in line with the Panasonic, which recently got a price drop due to its age. The consensus seems to be that the entry level Epsons are a little more hybrid between ambient light capable light cannon and true HT projector. When you step up the range I'm looking at they're still bright but really more designed for home theater. The 5030 gets high marks for color and black levels with little if any qualification of "for an LCD". In fact, in a shootout with the Sony, which is SXRD, I believe Projector Central viewed them about equal in black level and contrast. And on that note, I ended up ruling out the Sony fairly early. It has some nifty features and SXRD should arguably be a superior technology vs. plain old LCD, but Sony eliminated some features to get down below the historical $3000 price point they've typically been at. One of those features was a variable iris. This means that your global contrast for a film is the same as the projectors overall contrast. With a variable iris, a projector can still only achieve its rated contrast at a given iris setting but over the course of a movie, the contrast can be higher because the iris can close down, producing darker blacks in a dark scene and open up, producing brighter whites in a light scene. Think of it like measuring the overall dynamic range of a song. This fact coupled with high ratings for the non-intrusiveness of the Epson's dynamic iris pretty much eliminated the Sony. So the Epson vs. the Panasonic was interesting. Both projectors were originally priced about $2400. The Panasonic was released in 2012 and thus has subsequently been discounted to around $1799. The Epson is a 2013 release and street price is around $220-$2300. So neither is brand spanking new technology but both represent current models (i.e. neither has been replaced by a newer equivalent). Speculation on AVS is that the Panasonic may not be replaced. Panasonic may be exiting the consumer level display market. While that wasn't a deal breaker, knowing that the entire company was not going away, it did bother me a little. That coupled with the fact that the Epson 5030 does get a slight nod in overall PQ in several reviews and I was pretty much settled. So I've ordered all the cabling I need, the projector mount, and picked up all of the electrical supplies I need. I also purchased the TV mount to get my Sharp 70" up on to the wall to facilitate the screen dropping down in front of it. The mount will arrive today so tonight I will likely disassemble the entire front stage of my room in order to mount the TV without dropping it on the rest of my equipment as well as the fact that I'm going to have to cut another channel in my drywall to run the projector cables. Once the TV is mounted I will take it back down and set it aside and begin the drywall work and cabling for video and power for the projector and screen. Once the cabling is run I'll order the projector and screen and finish painting etc. while it ships. If all goes well I'm thinking I'll be up and running in 3 weeks. I could probably do two weeks if I ordered the projector now and had it on standby but I don't want either the projector or screen sitting in boxes for a week in case there is any damage I would want to know right after they arrive.