I was researching projectors for my brother....and I stumbled across this projector! Even though it is out of production you will still get the warrantee from a authorized dealer! The price is entry level while the performance would certainly NOT be!
The only downfall is the 2,000 hour lamplife.
It is available through TIGERDIRECT.COM for $1299! Those are impressive specs for a projector at that price! Granted it is at 4:3 ratio but it still looks pretty nice to me!