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When it comes to Panny 7000 vs. Mits hc7800, it will mostly be a matter of preferences of features, or if someone just prefers DLP overall. Art @ pjreviews.com has the most accurate description of when "extra-sharpness" matters, and it isn't all the time for sure. I have compared LCD to LCOS to DLP side-by-side, sharpness still matters for some stuff, but not as much as it used to.
With the Mits hc7800, you will lose quite a bit of mounting flexibility and NOT have lens memory, then only have a small amount of lens shift, that means no center-point mounting with the HP screen (although you can still get decent gain from it).
I would also put my bets on the hc7800 for 3D, but I'm not sure how much better it would really be for a given person. Overall I would expect the Mits hc7800 DLP's 2-D PQ wins out over the Panny 7000 as well, but I don't expect it to make a huge difference except for certain types of scenes and some gaming stuff. DLP tends to look better in scenes that need ultra-sharpness, think water hitting rocks from an ocean and the water particles breaking into tiny pieces and spraying apart. Another example is when gaming and having to read tiny text and not being able to adjust the font sizes. People are somewhat correct that you can't see any huge difference in sharpness in movies between most projectors these days, but there are scenes where you can, more so in documentary type content that shows off nature or scenery type stuff. These types of scenes can also appear in film sometimes, but it's not always as apparent. I'm not sure how much benefits DLP sharpness would add for 3D, but DLP's do tend to have a little better motion, and of course absolutely zero ghosting.