Ask Engadget: What's the best home projector? (part II)

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The last person to pose this question was the august Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired — but it's been more than a year, and what with high def being pretty in this season thanks to the Xbox 360, we figured Kamalot had a burning question that would get answer significantly different than our last round:

I'm looking to make my rec room into a little home theater. I've been eying projectors instead of the flat-panel HDTVs since it seems you can get so much more projector than TV for the same amount of cash. The room we have is fairly small and dark and perfect for watching movies or playing video games, but what should we look for in a projector? Since the room is small, having low heat and noise output is important, but these kinds of intangibles are difficult to tell from reading a spec sheet. I figured the Engadget audience would have a lot of feedback on the best projector for use with a Media PC and gaming systems in a small room, yet won't break the bank.

Well, ladies and gents, what do you think? Let's get Kamalot's home theater on.