OK, as best I can tell from all the back and forth, I will see equivalent brightness on this PJ as my Optoma (Stage mode vs. Optoma's 3D mode) and in 3D, I am not as hung up on calibration as I am for 2D viewing. With the deals available, I just keep coming back to this PJ for what I want. My only bottom line question is this (I have asked it before and I want one more round of opinions in plain English):
Optoma claims a 6X color wheel speed, which is actually widely reported as 3x speed, 6 segments at 120hz
Sharp claims a 5x color wheel, 6 segments
(is it also 120hz?, don't know)
Based on my real world use of the Optoma, I see RBE fairly easily in 2D mode, almost never see it in 3D mode, even on white text on black background
Is the Sharp faster or slower (math from above says they can not be the same) than the Optoma? I ask because if it is indeed faster I can likely live with it and get the "benefits" of DLP, which I like a lot.
EDIT: I went back and reread Elix's answer to my question and it is his opinion that the HD33/3300 is only 4X in 2D but 6X in 3D. If the Sharp is indeed in the middle, then my 2D viewing would be a bit better. Right?
Please chime in, I am about to make a great purchase or bad mistake.