Originally Posted by jkasanic
The only issues I've seen with motion judder on the HW50 have been using film mode. I think someone in the HW50 thread mentioned something about an incorrect 3:2 pulldown?! In any case, I watch a ton of sports on my HW50 and motion judder is something that I'm particularly sensitive to (think zombie and black levels)! I can say the Sony handles motion very well if setup correctly.
You must be lucky on your Sony unit because I experienced significant motion judder and I know my system is set up correctly. I use a quality hdmi cable and even tried it with a high quality component video cable and still got signficant motion judder during 2D HDTV sports. The Sony CFI called "Motion Enhancer" minimized the judder but did not eliminate it and the Epson 5020 was just as bad with motion judder.
I have over 50 hours on the Sharp XV-Z30000 and have not seen any motion judder at all. Nor have I seen any rainbows with the Sharp. No doubt about it, as far as I'm concerned the dlp Sharp is far superior than the Sony LCos & Epson 3LCD in handling motion.
It's very unfortunate because the Sony appears to do everything else very well and has a sharp image with excellent color; it's a great blu-ray movie projector if you use it primarily for movies but did not cut it for me on HDTV sports, which is my primary viewing content.
The Sharp's color is good but not as good as the Sony. The Sharp's 2D image is perhaps a bit crisper/sharper than the Sony but not by much. The Sharp's image also appears slightly more natural and the Sony can at times appear very digital and unnatural on some content.
The Sharp 30K is indeed an excellent well-rounded projector with a crisp sharp image and no doubt is worthy of being in this mini-shootout. With current pricing on the Sharp under $2,500 it is definately a great price-performance value home theater projector.
Although I miss the Sony HW50's superb color & overall image quality it can produce with blu-ray, the Sharp 30K is certainly no slouch with blu-ray and is significantly better with 2D HDTV sports. I certainly don't miss the motion judder I had with the Sony and do not regret my decision to go with the Sharp 30K.
No projector is perfect and I'm sure you will enjoy your Sony because is it a great blu-ray movie projector but just did't work for me on HDTV sports viewing content.