Tom, I picked one up yesterday from a local store and put it up. It's a longer throw than my HT1000 so I have to make some changes this week to move it back.
First impressions are excellent (Wow!), but I came from a pj several generations behind compared to others. Even HDTV cable looked great. The pj has tons of settings.... The backlit remote is the best I've seen for a pj.
Tom, I used your gamma and Iris settings and the PQ is great, vibrant and punchy on my HP screen. I tested my XA2 at 1080i and it looked great and very sharp. When I power it on, it makes a couple of clunking sounds but the fan is very quiet (econo mode). At times, I can hear the fan in quiet moments but the pj is 4 ft behind my ears. The settings look great out of the box (even if over-saturated, the colors and contrast look great). The only problem I have found so far is that decreasing the color saturation somehow changes the tint if you go below the low 40's.
I tested it with my PS3 and was able to get 1080p60. I use a 30-ft HDMI->DVI cable and every 20 minutes or so, I lose the picture and the pj searches the DVI signal for 1 second. Damn HDCP issue. I do not know if it is the cable (I bypassed my switcher for this test and went direct) but I have seen such issues before due to cabling.
I could not get 1080p24 to work, but again, if there are cable issues, this may be the cause. Others have reported such 1080p24 issues in the PS3 thread even with the RS1. I did set the PS3 to enable 1080p24 output.
I did not have time to try out DVE yet.