Panasonic PT-AR100U Projector: Bottom Line on HDTV Sports, and also 3D HDTV content
Wow! If good brightness - horsepower - is the basic minimum requirement of enjoying sports... That is, not having to watch it in a darkened cave, instead, bright enough so you can see your buddies... then the Panasonic is the brightest and probably the best choice out there for the price, from that standpoint.
Of course the Panasonic lacks the creative frame interpolation found on more expensive projectors. However, I can only really think of one or two under $2,000 projectors, that currently offer CFI for smooth motion.
When you're choosing between the PT-AR100U projector and others near its price, none of them offer that nice optional feature (CFI - smooth motion).