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I'm currently trying to decide between the Panasonic AE7000 and the Epson TW8100 (The European Epson 5020). I have a 150inch (12.5feet) screen and I sit 12feet away. I'm afraid of seeing pixel structure.

Advantages of Panasonic-
1)Filters to remove pixel structure/screendoor effect.


Advantages of Epson-
1)Brighter by 400lumens.
Cons:
People have reported seeing pixel structure.




What about crosstalk? I'm currently upgrading from a 720p DLP 3D Optoma HD67. Is it worth upgrading? Which route should I take? Sharpness is really important to me. I watch a lot of 3D too.
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I'm currently trying to decide between the Panasonic AE7000 and the Epson TW8100 (The European Epson 5020). I have a 150inch (12.5feet) screen and I sit 12feet away. I'm afraid of seeing pixel structure.

Advantages of Panasonic-
1)Filters to remove pixel structure/screendoor effect.


Advantages of Epson-
1)Brighter by 400lumens.
Cons:
People have reported seeing pixel structure.




What about crosstalk? I'm currently upgrading from a 720p DLP 3D Optoma HD67. Is it worth upgrading? Which route should I take? Sharpness is really important to me. I watch a lot of 3D too.

For general quality, I think the Epson is going to be a better projector than the Panasonic. That said, with 150 inches at 12 feet you're likely to see screen door/pixel structure on any LCD projector you look at. If you want less of that you would need to look towards LCoS or DLP likely.

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For general quality, I think the Epson is going to be a better projector than the Panasonic. That said, with 150 inches at 12 feet you're likely to see screen door/pixel structure on any LCD projector you look at. If you want less of that you would need to look towards LCoS or DLP likely.


Is the screendoor effect present even on the panasonic? I was hoping it wouldn't be due to the screen smoothening filters?
More importantly, is it worth upgrading from my current projector?



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I own the 5020 and I do not see any SDE from 13' away.as far as 5020 vs the 7000 there's really no contest.the 5020 is much better.
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I own the 5020 and I do not see any SDE from 13' away.as far as 5020 vs the 7000 there's really no contest.the 5020 is much better.



In what aspects?

Btw, does Panasonic allow you to increase ONLY the negative parallax for 3D? Also, can you make these kinds of adjustments on the Epson? How's the Super Resolution feature on the Epson and how does it compare to Panasonic AE7000u's Detail Clarity Enhancement? Any crosstalk in 3D in either projector? What about comfort of 3D glasses? Which ones are better? I'm currently using Nvidia's 3D vision with my Optoma.




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