I tell ya. The HW30 I bought doesn't have motorized lens functions so doing anything with a scope screen other than masking would be too much trouble.
However, Today I watched Gravity in 3D and it's a scope movie... I considered putting up the masks I have .. (they are just simple foam pieces wrapped in velvet) but I noticed the black bars appeared black.
Actual measurements would be another matter but the quality of the picture has gone up so far I can hardly believe it. I've read about some "motion flow" processing or something which, sounds like a bad thing. But, on Low ... it makes it all so fluid ... it really works!
I have been hanging around the 4K set at Best Buy now that they have Blu Ray upscaling in the demo thinking it looked great and maybe it does but this HW30ES leave me wanting nothing... It's just amazing.
I sold my VW60 on Ebay this afternoon...
By all means, I'm not knocking the VW60 .. I certainly loved it and wondered if I would have enough of a jump with the HW30ES .. but the answer is yes ... it's a major jump. I haven't measured light output yet but it's very bright even with 3D. Things have certainly moved forward quiet a bit.... I imagine the Sony 4K projectors would just knock my socks right off but I think I can live with the new HW30 for 10 years.