First and foremost, I want to thank those of you whom have offered up your personal reviews of the 90ES. After much debate, I dropped anchor and ordered one, which came earlier this week.
My current setup (prior to 90ES) is a 1080p DLP projector, 133" diagonal (2:35:1) home-made screen with sliding vertical masking panels for 16:9, Denon AVR-3808CI (with latest software), DirecTV HR-23-700, Sony BDP-S1700, Control4 system with media player. Bat cave 8 set 16 X 21 room.
On initial installation, I had to bypass Receiver HDMI switching due to not supporting 3D, by running (2) 8 meter HDMI direct to PJ, one for BR and one for DirecTV. After setting up the new 90ES, I was immediately impressed with the improvement in image stability and contrast ratio, as well as a very good black level on both 2D sources. I would have to say that there was a very good improvement over the Sharp PJ I had been using (about 800 hrs on that lamp)
I called up my reference judge (my wife) to verify my observations, and her usual non-chalant approach to anything high tech was instead followed with a WOW. I started a Sony 3D demo DVD I had received, and she was very impressed with the 3D effects, especially with the sports section with the F1 race and the USC vs Ohio St. game, to which I heard a this might actually change my opinion of 3d response. So this might actually be a keeper.
3D playback was generally excellent, with some BR movie demos good (such as polar Express) and other awesome (such as Alice).
One issue I have had is that while I initially had use of the N3D preview channel, last night I had some friends over and the channel said TV does not support 720P 3D offering. I switched to ESPN3D channel with same issue. The 3D PPV channel had a same issue with a different message saying TV does not support 1080p/24. I have tried resetting DirecTV box with same result.
Update, while I had same issue, last night I had recorded a 3D PPV movie (S.O.S. Earth, which we could not view because of pre-mentioned issue) and in the recorded menu the show was listed, so I hit play, and amazingly it played in 3D! So, my question is, has anyone else experienced this issue? And for reference, I have a direct HDMI connection between DirecTV box and PJ, receiver is out of loop (optical cable for sound)