Wow, now that Epson released the TW1000 in japan for less than $3,000, the low end price for 1080p has dropped. The MItsubishi HC5000 and the Panasonic AE1000 now sell for under $3,000. Every 1080p projector I see advertised there is considerably cheaper except for the Pearl which still commands a higher price.
Its almost insane to buy a US 1080p projector from Mitsubishi, Panasonic, or Epson after seeing how fast and easy they droped their prices. Wonder what the JVC will sell at when it is out. No doubt, a $3k 1080p released here would have the same effect. The sooner the better.