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I did some research on home theater earlier this year, and I agree with you the the Epson 8350 is at the top of a short list at its price point...and I'm not willing to go enough higher to make a discernible difference. Screens I never did figure out.
You know you are tired when....you totally miss the scenario after the first question...will look into it. Though on first glance, I agree with Steve.
I'm designing an office environment intended to look understated and be supremely comfortable in which to work. Dark wood floors, light-colored area carpet, dark wood furniture with stone tops, black leather seating, and so on. Photos, art, and wooden bookshelves on the walls. Serious thermal insulation for energy efficiency, with a little acoustic insulation thrown in to reduce distractions and help the music sound better. It's not very large, about 650 sqft, but it holds a couch and two armchairs for brainstorming and discussions, a six-seat conference table for work on paper, my two desks and a small half-bath.
Gonna be beautiful, as soon as I figure out who's doing the furniture.
Given all of this, I wanted to put in highly-capable technology but make it unintrusive, relatively invisible. I also incorrectly thought that a projector and screen would cost less than a good TV on the wall: now that I've gotten into the details a little more, I can see what the differences are between a $200 screen and a $2,200 screen, and I can see that those differences are important to me. Now I'm just trying to figure out which screen, and to verify whether I can place the screen in such a way as to not have it be too close for comfort.
I hope to be able to work it out. This setup will be used for videoconferencing, showing presentations and photo slideshows, projecting a computer screen for working with multiple people, with a Wacom tablet as an electronic whiteboard, and to show the odd movie or two.