Hello everyone. As the OP I really want to thank all of you for the feedback...very interesting. I am upgrading my Sony VW50, and hoping that Sony would soon release an update to the 95 which combines its current excellent image quality + the RC of the HW50. I want to do 2.35, so the current HW50 won't do. All along I was holding out for a Sony (because that's all I really know - the Pearl was an excellent PJ in its day)....but reading this thread is making me now consider other options.
In terms of what I use a PJ for: mostly bluray movies & concerts, streaming movies, and the occasional sporting event (usually hockey playoffs, football, etc.) I don't give one rat's a$$ for 3D, so 3D quality discussion does not interest me at all.
So, here are my questions:
1) Maybe the whole premise of waiting for a "VW95 + RC replacement" isn't worth waiting for. I am very impatient (basement is being remodelled & I want a new PJ in there NOW). Perhaps a 95 + Darbee will give me what I want. Thoughts?
2) I am intrigued by the JVC discussion.....though the idea that motion may be a problem is giving me pause. SOWK's post that he'd take the JVC over the HW50 for 2D is also interesting. Question: which JVC should I be considering, based upon my criteria above....and does it have lens memory for zooming to 2.35?
Thanks again everybody for your feedback....very helpful!