Prelude: The thread of Epson 8350 Vs Qualia.. I had done a direct comparision between the two.. the Qualia is a clearly superior projector.. Despite the new 4th gen high contrast chips in Epson etc..
I have been a marquee 9500 owner for 11 years.. I had bought the first generation DILA (jvc g10), 12 years ago.. I was excited about it's light output.. but ended up discarding it.. Wasted $18k for nothing.. Again.. at that time, people were raving about digitals, calibration, gamma.. what not.. It was nonsense.. it had a bad picture.. as simple as that..
I have tried on my 150" wide screen, the Sim2 Lumis.. a $56,000 NEC 3 chip pro dlp (5000 lumens) and now the Qualia.. I didn't spend much time with Sim2 LUmis but I am very familiar with the NEC.. Qualia is as good (probably better because the NEC is circa 2002 I think).. but even the old NEC is much superior to current high contrast Epson 8350..
The common factor I noticed was - the LIght engine and the optics, along with superior electronics.. in $20k+ projectors are something people simply cannot comprehend, unless they have visually experienced them..
Now, I really would like to try and get someone to write about the current JVC DILA's.. Vs Qualia.. . Would it have the quality of a Qulia's picture? Frankly, I am beginning to doubt it..