Originally Posted by virtualpaul
The more I read, the Epson seems to be the clear winner for 2D.
For 3D the Panasonic has an advantage since the Epson disables its auto-iris in 3D.
But if the Panasonic is having technical problems with 3D...well....
For me there are pros and cons to bothPanasonic
1) Lens shift - Really was looking forward to this feature
2) Reportedly better 3D due to the auto Iris and more picture controls
3) Has less lag than the Epson, which as a gamer is pretty important
4) I have a friend who has a 3D Panny Plasma, so that would cut down on the amount of 3D glasses Id have to buy Cons
1) Screen flickering that *might* be able to be fixed via firmware
2) Ghosting in 3D possibly due to poor temperature control
3) Non uniform colors across the screen (Ive only seen 2 people complain about that personally)EpsonPros
1) Very bright- Brighter in eco mode than Panny is in normal mode. Should mean a longer bulb life. Also you can drive bigger screens.
2) Split Picture- Not something I'd use as much as Panny's Lens Shift I think but still pretty cool
3) Cheaper! The cost of the projector is cheaper as well as the cost of bulbs.Cons
1) People seem to think the Auto Iris in 2D and fans while in 3D mode are too noisy.
2) Bad input lag. I've seen someone say it was around 100ms lag
Make sure to test out games on this thing to see if you can deal with it. (if you are a gamer)
3) No Auto Iris and Less picture controls in 3D. - The Auto Iris part doesn't bug me that much, but only having 2 different picture modes kinda does.
4) Poor pixel alignment/ Convergence - Still reading up on this part. Like I said before I haven't dug into researching the Epson all that much yet.
These are all my personal takes on the projectors. Your pro and con list might be different.
I'm kinda surprised no owners have stopped by to help yet.