I have been enjoying my new HW55ES for a couple of weeks. The PQ is amazing. I am coming from a Panasonic PT-AE7000U followed by a PT-AE8000U for a short time. I owned many projectors before that. My experience with the Panasonic was pretty much a disaster overall but I won't get into all of that. I haven't spent too much time messing with 3D but I did watch a bit of Sharks 3D and I played Halo Anniversary Edition with 3D enabled. I found it to be pretty good. With the Panasonic I had their 3rd gen RF glasses which were very light-weight and comfortable. I experienced quite a bit of ghosting though. With the Sony I am seeing very little ghosting. I saw none in Sharks. In Halo I always had a problem with the Panasonic with terrible ghosting on foreground objects like the gun. The main rifle in the game has a digital readout with your current ammo info displayed and it was always clearly duplicated. With the Sony that is just barely visible and only if you look for it. I was very pleased and 3D is considerably better for me on the Sony. The thing that I did notice was that if I turned my head ghosting would appear. Is this due to the IR glasses? It's not a problem if you are looking straight on but I'm wondering how well it will work when people are spread out a bit to watch a movie. I have 4 pairs of the IR glasses. I wonder if I get an IR extender and pace it to the side of the viewing area if that would help. The RF solution is just too expensive for how much I will actually use the 3D. I had the Panasonic for 3 years and I probably used the 3D once a year.