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I thought the PC review was decent as well, most of it agreed with what I've been saying. I think he is still too optimistic on the Panny 7000, but I guess I am just pickier than most people. The blacks on the Epson are really good, but the whites in the blacks can't quite match the JVC. A bunch of other stuff we all agreed on(Jmalto, Zombie, etc...), but I have to draw the line on a couple points...
The 2D IMO for the Epson was slightly behind on truly reference level discs due to an edgier look. The JVC's noise controls work better than the controls Epson gives you, and the sharpness enhancements are needed slightly more on the Epson than the JVC's sharpness enhancement (at least with my JVC given its near-perfect convergence).
Also, in the movie Blackthorne, the JVC tended to do a bit better even in not completely dark scenes, so again it's just camera work.
Some of my notations could just be unit-to-unit variances, but I think the Epson looked a lot better after adding the video processor to it, it really gave it another notch improvement and made it closer to the JVC.
They are both really good projectors, that's why my 3 favorite projectors this year are the JVC RS-45/55, Sonyhw30/vw95es, and the Epson 5010. Wow not a single DLP is in my favorites list this year, now that's a first. Add the Benq w7000 if they can fix some of the issues, of course I haven't seen the Benq or Sony's yet, but I got a general idea from Zombie.