Originally Posted by King_David
I currently have a 65 inch Panasonic GT30 and I have been reading great things about projectors...especially the Epson 3010e.
In you opinion is the Epson superor to say a plasma in 3D? I am contemplating shifting to a projector.
I just picked up the Epson 3010 last week and finally had a chance to play around with it. It's awesome for 3D!
Like you, I have a large plasma (Samsung 64"). I love my plasma for its great blacks and rich image (colour) quality. Even through 64 inches is great for most viewing, I've been a little disappointed that the 3D isn't as engaging as iI had first hoped. That said, the Epson projector truly brings 3D home, in a BIG way. I am, stunned at how much more depth and pop you get from the Epson 3010 than from the plasma. I mostly attribute the advantage to how big the image is. I've got my screen size currently set at about 110".
The IMAX 3D stuff looks better than the Hollywood stuff. Legends of Flight had a great deal of depth and lots of "in your face" pop that doesn't play as well on my 64" plasma. When I saw the difference here, I was happy I purchased the 3010.
If you get a projector, why not consider keeping your plasma too? I think both units compliment each other. I watch most content on my plasma, but use the projector for "event viewing" - sports, movies and especially 3D content. Bulbs dim and burn out too quickly for me. The projector is fun to use a couple of times / week. Plus, you really can't beat a good plasma for great colour a picture quality.
I have the 3010, not the 3010e, but the image should be the same from both. Last night we put on Happy Feet 2 (3D), and the image (Cinema mode) was plenty bright in our darkened room. The Epson produced an image with lots of pop and contrast. Frankly, it truly looked like theatre quality viewing to my eyes. The image was clean and clear with surprising good contrast in the 3D mode . . . and at projecting over 100" diagonally, I couldn't detect any of the pixel structure from sitting 10' from the screen.
The only thing that I have noticed is slight ghosting or crosstalk on some 3D content. It's no better or worse than what I get from my Samsung plasma in this dept. But since the Epson is a real light cannon, I would expect the extra brightness might contribute to this sometimes showing. For me, this side effect is slight - and doesn't interfere with my enjoyment.
Heck, for the low cost (I paid $1,440) of this projector, it's amazing that not only does to give a great 1080p picture, it gives a BRIGHT 3D image for less than $2,000.00. Amazing.