Thanks for all the great info on this thread. I'm getting ready to update (finally) a very old Sanyo and I'd like some advice. The Sanyo is loud, unreliable, and has no black depth at all so I'm sure either of these will be a HUGE improvement. I'm not much of a 3D person and the vast majority of what I watch is TV content (Sports, Crime dramas) and about 4 hours/week of movies. I have the projector in the basement where the lighting is completely controlled. I know the JVC is preferred with 2D movies, but what about with regular TV content and sports? My other concern is the bulb issue - has that been reliably fixed? The Epson seems like the "best overall athlete" while the JVC is the better "skill position" player. Any thoughts on things I should consider would be greatly appreciated.