Epson has announced the new MovieMate 85HD, a 720p high definition projector that also includes a DVD player. This gives you a complete home entertainment system in a single unit. The projector uses three LCD panels, and is rated at 2,500 lumens for a bright image.
The projector does not have a tuner, but you can easily connect it to a cable or satellite set-top box. It will ship later this month with an $899 price tag.
The MovieMate 85HD sounds like a good way to get a really big HD image at an incredibly low price. The only strange feature is that it has a standard definition DVD player, as opposed to a high-definition Blu-ray player. Still, many people are satisfied with DVD resolution on HDTVs, and you can always connect a Blu-ray player if you want to use one.