Upon reviewing this thread, I found there are surprisingly few of us who actually own the 131. (less than 5 I think) Why do you think the 131 is getting a lukewarm response?
I'm liking it more every day. Last night I watched The Heartbreak Kid and Pitch Black on HD-DVD and spent as much time looking at
the movies as I did watching them.
Try as I may, I'm unable to find any faults with the picture quality. (I did post pics about possible geometry issues when viewing the NFL Network ticker, but I can't duplicate that issue in any test patterns, so maybe it's an illusion??)
I know many threads on here are endlessly comparing the 1070/2030/8350/131/etc, but without doing any in-house comparison, and being a buyer's remorse kind of guy, I can say that I have ZERO remorse about the 131. I'm not spending even one second thinking that I should have bought the Epson 8350, which I originally planned to do. Or that I should have paid twice as much and bought a refurb JVC RS40U, which was my Plan B.
Granted, I've not seen either of those projectors in action, and I assume the JVC quality would blow the 131 out of the water. But the point is, I like the 131 so much that I don't feel the urge to see those PJs and compare. I'm happy with my choice (which is unusual for me!).
So unless you've already owned high-performance, high-priced projectors and are looking for similar performance, I encourage you to give the 131 a shot.
I wonder what I'll watch tonight?!