I'm new to projectors. \n\nI found a Sony 295 ES on Amazon warehouse for $3400 and a ceiling mounted 120" motorized tensioned screen for $500 (normally 1500) on Amazon warehouse. The 295 ES had a tear in the cardboard box, but it's brand new. I set it up and it works fine. I'm still in the return window.\n\nI'm going to remodel a downstairs bedroom into a living room\/home theater set up, and realistically, I might not get this done until October. \n\nI bought the projector to test whether I was going long throw or ultra short throw. And I discovered that I have just enough room to project a 120 inch screen (projector central's tool was off by six or seven inches). I planned on sending the projector back. I didn't think it would make a 120 image in that space, but it did. And I'm actually pretty impressed with the image. The 295 ES is not the latest hardware anymore, but I feel like it's a good deal. Is it a good deal? Should I put it away for a few months and build my home theater or look for a better deal?