I've found that LCD projectors are available for around $1,500. However refurbished plasma displays can be gotten for as low as $3,500. (A far cry from the $6,000).
The plasma display is quieter than the LCD projector (with no need for a cooling fan). And it allows one to say "I'll put that on the forward viewscreen". Which is cool for a certain class of people but man not be worth the extra cost.
So which is better LCD projector or Plasma?
(And I don't get to have either for some time.)