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Quoting PC again:
"An important feature of the XP21N is that it has Micro Lens Array (MLA). This increases the fill factor on the LCD panels and reduces the visibility of the pixel grid to almost zero."
As a new XP21n owner, I'm sorry to say that this is an absurd claim (with all due respect to PC). The pixelization is quite pronounced. Obviously, the pixels are visible within a few feet from the screen, but their visibility is still a factor at long viewing distances. At 20 feet, for example, the individual pixels are obscured, but the black lines between every pixel affect the overall quality of the image. That's the way it is, period.
(1) If you don't want the screendoor effect, don't buy an LCD projector.
(2) If you want blacks that are truly black, don't buy an LCD projector.
On the other hand, if you want great color, saturation, brightness, and contrast, the Sanyo is hard to beat. My long-term plan is to sell the Sanyo in 2-3 years, and purchase a D-ILA machine. I expect by then that the current shortcomings of D-ILA technology will have been addressed, and companies other than JVC will join the fray.