Originally Posted by DavidK442
I don't know what sort criteria was used for this but it certainly wasn't image quality. Definately a misleading list of random names.
No kidding. when I was looking to chose a projector out of curiosity since Panasonic really disappointed me in lack of perfect blacks on their plasmas and dropped the ball in following Kuro's footsteps, I decided to check out this forum and read all the stuff. For me, motion and 3D are more important, and although the Epsons seem to have a bit better blacks, the contrast isn't much different, and for sure the 2D motion is better on DLP.
Also, I paid half price what the 3020 was going for when I pulled the trigger. That said, I'm not sure what the point is with bringing up the 3020 in this thread, it seems trollish to put up the reviews of random crap on the net that has no bearing on this PJ. Some random ranking page is not a reliable review site, but I don't really care how good / expensive the Epsons are. I made my purchasing decision and people who want to make an informed decision should read both threads in their entirety.
All that said, for the reduced price mentioned of the 3020 (that's not retail, btw) I could have bought 8 pairs of Sainsonic 3D glasses, 6 3D Blurays, and gotten better motion handling and gaming. All wins for me. Not sure if the Epson supports full 1080p / 60hz progressive in 3D, but my next PJ will probably be a 4k Benq when those hit the market in a few years. I don't see the need to upgrade from this. It's absolutely stunning and literally dozens and dozens of people have come over to place to drool at my 10 foot wide home theater. I love this PJ!!! Watched Fringe on it last night...SO sharp. I got the focus and alignment really good.
Can't wait to see what it looks like with a proper screen, maybe an ND2, a wide-angle lens, and proper calibration. My biggest issue so far hasn't been the projector, but getting my HDMI 1.3 receiver to stop dropping the audio from my HTPC when I use one port for my plasma and the DisplayPort for the PJ. AMD video cards are really annoying to set up for 3D games, it's always a hassle. Gonna pick up NVIDIA for sure next time. I recommend others do the same.