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Art kind of dislikes it though, lol. So far I have found that when Art points out flaws, he generally goes TOO EASY on the flaw, his reviews are good as long as you read into them when he says things like "average" or "not bad", which really means "almost pothetic". If I lost all the POP on the Mits and gained darker blacks from the Sharp, then I'd probably prefer the Sanyo over the Sharp, the Sanyo has much better blacks than even the Sharp does.
The Sharp has only about half the ANSI contrast of a Mits, known to have more problems, recert has 90 day warranty, and the lamps don't last nearly as long. The native contrast is POSSIBLY very questionable on it. If I could see one first, that would help, but no one is going to have one of those on display.
It also has fairly dirty and uncalibrateable dynamic modes, the 350 lumen best mode it gives is on LAMP HIGH (ouch).
If the Native Contrast were up to the Mits, I'd definitely do it despite the other short comings, but without a return policy, I could end up hating the projector and wasting a $1000. Trying to sell it in the used market would be very hard I think.