Thank you for the response. I think you said what I am thinking but for some reason I keep trying to talk myself into the Epson. I assume I'll be running both in "high lamp" mode when zoomed for scope viewing correct? How many hours can I expect to get out of the JVC lamps then? I think my concern comes from the fact that my last projector was a JVC X3 and it was never very bright and got very dim after 100-200 hours on a bulb.