Ok just realized that runco doesn't do 3d:) so runco is out of the running.
Now, I can buy Sony HW55ES for 500 dollars more than PT-AE8000. I am getting a huge discount from a friend who has sony dealership. The only issue is that with HW55es i cannot do 2.35:1 screen.
I can fit both 130" 2.35:1 screen as well as 135" 16:9 screen in my room.As per my calculation, effective screen size of 2.35 movie projected onto 130" 2.35 screen is almost the same as 135" 16:9 screen. (in square inches 6088 vs 5888)
So should i go with sony and 135" screen or panny and 130" screen?
As i have not sampled 2.35:1 ratio screen, does having blackbars "on screen" instead having them "above and below" destroys the viewing experience?