I would love to grab the Mars ii! So, backstory on my uses, I had a viewsonic projector about 5 years ago when we built a pool. Well, about a year later, work forced me to move, and with a newborn, I knew outdoor movie nights weren't going to happen anytime soon. So, I sold it and the screen (plus a sound bar and about 50 feet of power, HDMI, and an optical cable) to a buddy of mine. Well, over the course of the last year, I've been borrowing it over and over again, including projecting the world series for the parents of trick or treaters on Halloween night... So many cops slowing down to watch the score.
As luck would have it, my buddy moved away, so now I'm eyeballing something new for myself since the kids are older. I'm hoping for a 10 year workaversary bonus soon, and this would be awesome gift to myself, especially before the wife's birthday.