Well I received my Xpand 104s, switched them on and they worked instantly with my VW95ES. Glad I chose them. They are much more comfortable to wear than the Sony glasses and the picture is great through them. Unfortunately though I was calibrating in the dark. I put a pair of my glasses down on a chair behind me as I tweaked something, then without thinking I gently sat down!! At the point I felt something underneath me I stopped but it was too late. One of the lenses on a pair of 104s was cracked. I was gutted as I'd only had them for a few hours! Amazingly though, the glasses still worked! and as the crack is in the corner I don't see it. Not as sturdily built as the Sony glasses.
I've done some more comparisons with my JVC HD750 as I received a new bulb for it and the Sony wins out again. Black levels are better on the JVC but only by a small amount. Having said that I was struck by how 'muddy' the JVC picture looks compared to the 95ES. The Sony picture is much more detailed. It is sharper and cleaner. When the auto iris is engaged the brightness of the Sony picture can almost be too much in my bat cave. It would be nice to be able to dial it down a tad with a second iris. I need to work on the gamma as I'm not really satisfied with the presets. So Image Director here I come! As I understand it you can tweak RGB gamma response? That should mean that you can centre the Gains and Biases and calibrate the greyscale using Image Director? That's exactly the way THX recommend calibrating some of the JVC projectors and it works very well.