Originally Posted by Blackdevil77
I would take that with a grain of salt. I've read that the 2D performanc is better on the Epson and the 3D may be slightly better on the Panasonic. I've seen the Epson 6010 in action and it looked amazing. Not to mention it was in eco mode on a 103 inch screen with the lights on and the picture was still beautiful and clear as day. For that size screen, I'd definitely say the Epson would be the better choice for you. Even IF the Pansonic did have a better picture, I doubt that would change once you step up to screen sizes like your considering. Not bashing the Panny, but my money is on the Epson.
Give this a read:http://www.projectorreviews.com/proj...5010/index.php
I'd give the Pro Cinema 6010 some consideration also. It's $1000 more but comes with nearly $1000 dollars worth of accessories the 5010 doesn't come with like 3D glasses, ceiling mount, spare lamp etc AND has a longer warranty, and is THX certified and THX mode out of the box is supposed to be very very good.
Yes, I read both the projectorreviews and projectorcentral...
here's one from trusted reviews:
"The optical changes Panasonic has introduced with an eye to 3D actually have a profound impact on its 2D images, giving them a level of dynamism, colour intensity and contrast that's unprecedented on any LCD projector we've seen to date.
Images are so bright, for instance, even using the Cinema modes, that in a dark room they almost slap you in the face. And they're even bright enough to be enjoyed with a little ambient light around - though obviously we would never recommend this."
Basically they gave the panasonic 10/10 for 2d, and 8/10 for 3d, but gave the epson 9/10 for both 2d/3d.
I am also considering the Epson... and definitely a toss up... but I kept going back to it's noise problem reported by some reviews and some people who purchased it and then returned it because it's just too distracting while watching a movie.
"We also found the projector running slightly noisily in its Normal light output mode, making the Eco mode the much preferred option so long as you get your room decently dark. We'd also urge caution with the dynamic iris option, for while this can slightly improve the apparent contrast, it also causes a minor sporadic burring' noise from the projector - "
Anyways, thanks for the input.. .everything goes into my decision making process.