Funny, I debated between these exact same two projectors for over a week before choosing the 131Xe about a month ago.
Originally Posted by rekbones
Better placement flexibility, better black level. Is it worth $1500, maybe if in a fully dedicated Theater with dark walls, ceiling and floors. That's what you have to pay for those two options.
I saw a 6020 (dealer model) demo in a local Houston high end store and there was so much ambient it would have looked the same if it had 1/10th the contrast ratio.
Meanwhile, I couldn't be much happier with the 131Xe. The 1990's hourglass icon during blu-ray handshaking is a niggling complaint, that's about all I can think of. The image processing is top notch IMO. Doesn't have any fancy "smoothing" logic, doesn't need it.
BTW this is my third projector since 2001, and first DLP. Neither of my previous 2 Sanyo LCDs (XW15 then Z2000, both described as having natural, "film like" images in their day) suffered any kind of panel issues with over 5000 hours of use, except for slightly less than perfect alignment from new (which was totally unnoticeable at seating distance).
Nevertheless, glad I gave DLP a try with the 131, it really looks fantastic and the extra brightness is awesome for daytime or 3D watching.
Amazing what this $750 projector does. We'll be perfectly happy with it for hopefully 5+ years, or until 4k projectors are affordable and content plentiful.