I hope it will be not just better, but, much better! the optoma hd20 and hd33 - "They are similar in some areas of performance, though the HD33 looks a bit better" Projectorreview.com
the optoma hd20 cost less than 800€, so for just 2D the panasonic to cost 1500€ has to be much better, or cost much less!
If i can, in europe, buy an epson tw3200 (powerlite 8350 in usa) for 935€, better than the optoma hd 20 and maybe the same image than the optoma hd33 in 2D, what the panasonic will do? I am very curious about the official street price and picture quality of the AR100