This review just proves to me that there is a big disconnect between PJC and most of us video / projector enthusiasts in this forum. Ocassionally, for new LCD projectors that present a tremendous price performance bargain such as the introduction of the AE700 or the Z4, I would mostly agree with their reviews, but their ratings are just getting stranger. They prefer LCD and rate it higher than other technologies, including, apparently, LCOS. It started with the Z4 is better than the H79 review, and just went from there.
They gave the HC5000 a much better review despite its close price, inferior blacks / contrast, inferior color, inferior brightness and inferior DI. Now the HC5000 has advantages including sharpness and de-int/scaling (except PAL, apparently) but to give it a much higher rating is just indicative of bias, IMHO. If they both got approximately the same rating, I couldnt complain as much. Here, I'm just seeing a strange pro-LCD bias.