I was running an Acer H5360 in my HT with a 120 inch 1.2 gain Elite screen. I sit about 13 feet away from the screen. I use it to watch both 2D and 3D content. Mainly MKV files. Stricly through HTPC (NVidia highend card). As you would know, H5360 is 720p and I believe is a DLP projector.
Then I had restlessness to upgrade as I thought 1080p would be so much better. So I bough an Epson 3020 at about 3 times the cost of H5360.
3020 was great. Very sharp. Very bright. etc.
However, Its colours are not as deep as H5360 and black levels were not as good as H5360. 3020, compared to H5360, appeared as if washed out (mind you, 3020 in its own right does not produce a washed out photo so that is why I am saying "compared to H5360"). Colors weren't as rich. On the whole, H5360 produced must more vibrant, deep, and ""pop" video.
Of course, 3020 was brighter (H5360 is not dim either!), and resolution for text in Windows etc was obvioulsy very high and sharp. However, all those advantages disappeared as soon video was started in full screen mode (the main and only purpose to have this setup :-)
How could that be? Why would a project one third the cost would produce richer and deep video than the more expensive one?
All that siad, is H5360 really that good a projector? Of course I am loving it now to the point that 3020 may end up on eBay. But I am interested in knowing what the general consensus/observations are...
In all fairness, 3020 did not justify 3 times the cost even if it produced "better" video (even though we could not see that "betterment": myself, my wife, and a friend all did an A-B and picked H5360's PQ to be better than 3020's!!!)