Grunt and I have added Panasonic projectors to our HT in the last 6 months. I think we both use Carada screens as well. Bright White for me. I have the Panny 3000, Grunt has the new 4000. You can find our threads on the topics. But I will say the 3000 has been awesome, but at 900 hours I just started to get a very noticeable flicker from the bulb. I'm told it will work itself out by shifting lamp modes, but we shall see.
Bought from Projector People, and very happy at the front end. Upon this issue, getting technical help was quick and accurate, but once I asked how I use the extended lamp warranty I purchased the emails went cold. Could be the holiday season, but wanted to raise that flag for anyone looking get the lamp warranty.
In short, $2K (now) plus $700 for screen gives unbelievable results. A movie theater has nothing on this in my 15x13x9 room.
Panny 3000 PJ, 118" Carada, Denon 3300, PS3, Axiom QS8, PSB 5T, B&W sub, levitating speaker wire