Art updated his 5020 review -- here's what he said about 3D on the 5020 vs. 5010
"3D is better, much better than last year. Dramatically better. I viewed the HC5010 vs. the HC5020, and no contest!
Home Cinema 5020 3D brightness is improved, noticeably. That's not so much the projector's native brightness but improvements in 3D handling and new glasses.
Home Cinema 5020 Color in 3D. Again, improved by virtue of the addition of the THX 3D mode. OK it's not near as bright as 3D dynamic, but if you can deal with the lower brightness, we're looking at some very respectable color, something that has been a real problem with 3D projectors." and
"What really makes the Epson Home Cinema 5020 UB better in terms of 3D, though, (besides brightness and color), is drastically better black level performance. This year Epson has allowed dynamic features - most importantly, the dynamic iris, to function in 3D. It really makes the blacks as close to black as you could hope for in 3D.
In summary, in terms of 3D: Better color, brighter, and dramatically better blacks! Not bad for a projector we expected to have only minor improvements over last years. You are definitely getting your money's worth in 3D.
I should also point out, that this is by far the brightest projector we've seen in 3D (for the home). While the Panasonic has similar brightness in 2D, due to glasses, or other aspects, the Epson is significantly brighter in 3D.
Speaking of glasses, this year they are much lighter, more comfortable, and, they are rechargeable, rather than battery. And they are RF, not infra-red. When you look over to your friend, you won't lose the sync, and have to wait a fraction of a second for it to return when you look back to the screen. That's a very nice touch, that makes the projector "more invisible" that is, less intrusive during your viewing experience, which, in this case, is the best yet, in 3D, when you combine all the elements."
He says nothing about SR in 3D mode in the "bottom line" section of is review.
Does Art work for Epson?
He's got me all hot and bothered for a new Epson. But wait, Zombie seems to have a different take on all of this.