Originally Posted by N8DOGG
You shouldn't believe everything you read. Until you have a A/B of both projectors, you probably shouldn't be giving advise on which one to buy.
Been enjoying life and the Epson, so haven't had a chance to catch up on this thread. Looks like others made a good case for why giving my advise is appropriate on AVS Forum.
For the record, I've owned JVCs and am happier with my Epson 6010 as an all around single projector solution. It's 2D and blacks are good/close enough and the brightness and lack of ghosting/eye fatigue of the Epson 3D is superior. I think if one is looking for a PJ with good 2D and 3D, the Epson is a good way to go. It's hard to beat for the price.
As for the Panny, as I said, I haven't seen one, but I've seen several previous 2D Panny's and was not impressed. Sony and JVCs were better. That's my opinion and I'm certainly entitled to express it here, just like everyone else. As for the AE7000, I know of others whose opinion I trust greatly with no skin in the game and they all like the Epson, JVC, and Sony PJs better. I mentioned the shootout thread and someone else has posted the link to it. It's a great source for comparing the 2012 3D projectors. I happen to believe what I've read in there. Zombie has owned a lot of PJs, knows how to calibrate and review them. Here's been nothing but spot on in his assessment of the Epson and JVC projectors, as well as, the Epson and MonsterVision 3D glasses. As such, I trust his and others opinions that I've had the good fortune to establish relationships with on AVS. Sometimes you can believe what you read provided you trust the source and they're doing the A/B. That's the point of shootouts and AVS in general.
Feel free to read my post again, but since I said that I've never seen the Panny, that should tell anyone reading my post to consider that when reading my post. I wasn't hiding that fact, but stating the positives of the PJs that I have seen and how quality 3D can be very rewarding in a home theater if you have the right setup. In MY humble opinion, the Epson and MonsterVision glasses are a great combo. Better than 3D IMAX in many ways. The Epson is bright in 3D which is extremely important. And again, IMHO, it's important to view movies like Avatar, Hugo, Prometheus and others shot in native 3D to fully appreciate the director's vision for the movie. For years, all I read was OAR, OAR, OAR and how the film must be seen in it's OAR. Well, the same applies to 3D. If it was filmed in 3D, then I want to see it in my bright, accurate 3D home theater setup. I can't wait to see Prometheus again in my HT in 3D come Oct. 9th. I own over fifty 3D titles and am very happy with most, especially when they were shot in native 3D. And I have yet to have anyone not be impressed with the 3D quality in my theater. It can be done right today and in 2.35:1 too.