So to summarize: Some hotshot alum working with some big-time producer (who I'll not name) is apparently footing the bill on a new mounted projector system for our mainstage/auditorium. The process is already underway, and we have a not-so-smart staff member spec'ing things out. I hope to bring some recommendations to him, and do the footwork on this proposal. Some general outlines(note: all the measurements are approximations.): Ambient light is a concern. Our blackout curtains leak like a sieve, we will occasionally have stage lights up on the stage left wing, and occasionally house-lights. Therefore I'm thinking 5,000-12,500 lumens. The throw distance, depending on mounting location, is probably about 40' to 70' from the screen. The minimum viewing distance is about 20', and the maximum is about 80'. The screen is most likely at least 25'x25', if not bigger. However, we normally use a fraction of this screen, and i don't think the idea is to use all of it with this new projector. Things I'd like: A wired remote in the booth, to control all functions. IR has me uneasy. A composite video and VGA run to the stage. (Already snaked apparently, no more say in that matter, say, will that need a signal booster?) A more comprehensive video run to the booth, I'd like to go the HDMI route, to future proof this to some extent. I'd like the projector to be HD capable. Some sort of "idiot proof" control would be nice, but I'm thinking it's not worth the money. My vote is the more complex route, if it's all going to be controlled from the booth anyways. So guys, anything I missed? I'm thinking going with the Christie model mentioned in Gaff's thread. Thanks, and sorry for the parallel threads, I just didn't want to hijack Gaff's.