Originally Posted by whitetrash66
... is there a reason to get the VW90 over the HW30?
Native On/Off contrast is atleast 2x @ 20K-25K:1 depending on who you ask. That puts the native contrast in the ball park of a very good JVC LCos. Add in the auto iris and you have stunning on/off performance.
Better Lens which offers over all better clarity, something I posted about when watching Avatar 2D on both the HW10 and vw90. It's a level of realism you would notice.
Better colors... if the HW30 is more like the HW10, the vw90 will present a more vibrant image, although the extra lumens of the HW30 will also contribute to a great deal of POP.
Power Zoom, Focus, Offset, etc... is a great feature set if your projector is a hard to reach location, but not so important if the projector is easy to reach. In fact, I actually prefer manual focus if I can reach the projector, since I find it easier to pull focus quickly. It's also great for running a 16:9 and 21:9 screen/masking setup.
If I were in the market for a new Sony and had to chose between a HW30 and a vw90, the Motion Flow on the HW30 would make the decision more difficult. The math basically comes down to Approx...
$4K - HW30
$8-$9k for the vw95 when it's ready (guess-timate)
Because the hw30 3D is only marginally better, I would either go for a good deal on a vw90 or wait on the vw95.