Gerry, I'm a hi-fi dweeb who has a small interest in monitors/projectors as these do form part of a home theatre/hi-fi setup. This may not be of much help, but have you considered in rather investing in a plasma monitor instead of a projector. The reason that I mention this is due to the fact that for a projector image to look at its very best, you need a pitch-black dark room. Even the slightest bit of light can negatively affect image contrast and throw the whole thing out.
A friend of mine went the projector route and invested in one of the Sony range - and is quite satisfied having upgrading from an HP model: http://www.sony.co.za/productcategory/tvp-proj-home-projector
I decided not to invest in a projector for my home theatre setup. Instead I have a Samsung 7000 series 63" Plasma (PS63c7000YR). Slightly more perfect was my previous Pioneer 50" plasma which I got rid of in order to get the bigger Samsung. Sadly Pioneer stopped manufacturing. The positives about the plasma (properly calibrated) is that it looks great whether it be light or dark. Contrast is fine & size wise, it matches my friends Sony projector (and betters it image wise).
If you are hell-bent on getting a projector, an idea could be to try to audition the Sony projectors and select one in which the price/performance ratio is most suitable to you.
Sorry that I can't help with more specific advice.