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It basically comes down to expenditures vs reward, hard to say if e-shift is worth it unless you want to show me your bank account. The RS-45/RS-46 is a pretty good alternative, I still think the RS-45 handily without mercy beats down the Epson in a good clean high contrast movie, especially at 1-1.2x seating distance. E-shift is the cherry on the whip cream, and if you A/B all day like I used to (getting over that stage), then I'd say man I can't live without it, time to mortgage the grand kids (ok it's not that expensive), but the point is, I've learned if we just wait a little while, something better for an even lower price might come a long (4k?). I know some in here have huge budgets, so what I say could be meaningless, but for a budget oriented shopper like myself (I'm willing to spend big bucks, but to a point), then I've gotta find the right balance. It's almost like the RS-45 was just under that perfect balance, and the RS-55 might have hit it slightly better, but at the same time I have more saved up towards my NEXT JVC.
So I can't really say my opinion or anyone elses on E-shift can fit everyone, it is what it is.
Another way of putting it might be, if you gave me a choice E-shift with DLP contrast or higher JVC contrast without E-shift, I'd take the higher contrast first, then the e-shift.