Well, I received the HD250 and got it hung. The difference, at least to me, between my Epson 1080UB and my current DLA-HD250 is sizable. The big one is of course the blacks. It's funny when blacks are blacker, how much brighter and clearer everything seems to be. Something my wife knows nothing about but was able to point it out. The other, as mentioned is the brightness. I kept adjusting the brightness to see just how bright this thing gets and there is no end to it. In other words, THIS THING IS BRIGHT, to the point my optics felt like they where burning. Much brighter then my previous Epson. Another is the colors. If you are a fan of the over saturated reds, blues and greens, you'll love this unit. They really need to be toned down a notch or two but I am one of those wierd ones that love the fake colors rather then accurate colors. I am really interested in seeing what 4K resolution does.
I took the day off work just to be there for the arrival of the JVC and of course it required a signature. When the UPS driver pulled the box out of the box truck, my jaw dropped. The box was four times the size of my Epsons. First thing that came to mind was,"what the hell did I get myself into". The JVC is also more then twice the weight. Overall, I am very satisfied. I do believe JVC has one more loyal customer. JVC in my opinion, is a step above the rest as far as quality goes. JVC is where I'm staying for now.
On a side note, I was uncomfortable ordering a B-Stock projector because of the lack of background information on your particular projector. I think I got lucky. Not a single scratch on the unit and it came with 7 hours on the bulb. This is the projector I will stick with this until the affordable 4K units are out. I can't wait!!! I upgraded my receiver which is 4K ready so I guess I'm half way there.