Thanks, Doug... While checking out the new 5020UB last night, I played a few older movies (on Blu-ray) and found some of them to be less watchable. Film grain and other imperfections seem to be more pronounced. Last Fall, when the Hitchcock Blu-rays were released, I couldn't get over how picky everyone seemed to be about the overt graininess in Marnie. With the new projector, I now understand why. Perhaps I'm just now seeing the signal closer to how it should look and need to get used to the difference, but I still suspect that the technology plays a part in this.
I owned an HC3000 too, which eventually led me to the HC4000. Though the HC4000 is quite a bit dimmer than the Epson, it seems to be far more forgiving. Unfortunately, I've had an awful experience with Mitsubishi regarding tech support for the HC4000, which failed repeatedly leading to various periods of time without a projector. Epson, apparently, has very good tech support and they have a two year swap-out warranty.
Thanks, again, for you input!
"What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got, say, pitiful portable picnic players."