I know I sound like a broken record, but I would have already put in my order if this PJ had a manual iris. Its torture to think about, I would have paid more for it actually, several hundred more. This projector just seems to do everything so right, just the blacks may be lacking. The ND2 filter seems to dim the image too much.
I was thinking, maybe a gray screen could achieve excellent blacks, while maintaining its other attributes, it being a bright PJ in best mode. This might be a way around the lack of an Iris, but I've never owned a projector before so I'm speculating a bit.