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The Sony should have better native contrast, but seems comparable to the 5030. It also is better for gaming with the lower input lag, is quieter, and is typically a bit brighter. In my case, I'm using a 161" screen, so something like this is far more in line with my actual needs.
It's the overall performance which seems to be a bit better in most areas that I like.
The comparison for lamp life seems silly given Epson's track record on this.
I'm also not sure they really gave it a fair shake on the 3D comparison considering most projectors operate 3D at 144hz in the DLP world with 24hz source material. It seemed like a 'paper' comparison instead of a real world head-to-head. That may be rectified at some point.
I'm glad they did the comparison, and as typical for PC, they were pretty non-committal on which is better. That's fine, they have a business to run and they've always been a go to source for many, for good reason.
If I were to buy a projector right now to replace my W1070, it would be the Sony I think.
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