I have bought a new projector. Its the Sanyo PLV-Z5. From all of the reviews I've read, we're going to love it.
http://www.projectorcentral.com/sanyo_plv-z5.htm It looks like it's last year's model, but at $1095.00 delivered and no tax, it can't be beat. I'll post more when I get it.
Last summer's project was to create a viewing area in the basement. I never really used the basement for anything other than collecting junk or doing messy projects, so when I brought a video projector home during Christmas break and viewed some movies and played some Play station on a 70" screen, I knew what my basement was built for.
I started with studding out the walls. Then I ran conduit, which is Cook county code, ran wires, installed switches and receptacles, ceiling cans and finally a new 20 amp circuit. I ran speaker wire for a five channel surround system. Then I insulated, dry walled and dropped in a ceiling. I still haven't dealt with the doorway situation. I'll probably use some kind of drapery.
I bought a projector from The Projector People. Great company. Got a great deal on a PLV-Z1 Projector.
another fine internet electronics company.
Got a great deal on a Panasonic receiver and a set of Harmon Kardon speakers.