While we're on a the subject of impressions...
I was finally able to spend as few hours with the projector this week. Coming from a 3 generations of JVC projectors, the investment was steep but I was willing to take the plunge.
So far I couldn't be happier. Images are bright and vibrant with a tremendous amount of pop. I was able to audition a Lumis and a dual stack Runco D73 and the VW1000 is most certainly in the same league IMO.
As for 3D, this is certainly the best I've seen so far of any consumer projector. Plenty of brightness and not a hint of ghosting so far. I also tested a few clips from movies typically plagued with Ghosting. Despicable Me and Monster House are two good examples. Neither had any signs of ghosting. In fact, the 3D was on par with a Titan Reference 3D I auditioned a couple of weeks ago. To say the least, I'me very pleased so far.
One annoyance is the external IR emitter which is "optional".
For $25k retail, it should be in the box. Anyway, the range out right sucks. They only work line of site which is not a reasonable option for most theaters (including mine). Simple solution was the Monster RF kit which works perfectly so not a big deal but it was an annoyance.
I'm measuring 32fl on high lamp mode, reference setting, auto iris off. That's on a 49x87 16x9 image and 20ft throw. Still working on an new AT screen which I anticipate to have on hand in the next couple of weeks. Likely the Seymour E4k or Stewart Microperf, 11ft wide 2.35