Optoma announced a brand new projector today that actually dips below the $1,000 mark. It's called the HD20 and is a DLP-based front projector with a 1080p resolution and targeted at computer and home theater users.
You can blow the image up to 120-inches. It sports a contrast ratio of 4,000:1 and also has a 1,700 lumens of brightness. Other features include two HDMI ports, as well as a VGA connection.
Analog connectors are also included such as RCA and component for added flexibility. We don't have a release date for the Optoma HD20 yet, but the $999 price tag is certainly enticing.