Sorry for the late response but I was busy setting everything up and I also had to move the PJ 2m forward into the room because I had not realized that the Sony has a smaller zoom-factor than the JVC and I wanted to be able to zoom from scope to 16:9.
Basically I can reflect all the positve feedback the Sony has gotten in this thread. The X70 I had was pre-calibrated by the dealer (using a Minolta CS200) but exhibited some very bad blue coloring in the lower IREs. Without the use of the CMS the greyscale was fine but colors were not - even in THX mode the JVC looked washed out.
Convergence and sharpness were also not perfect on the JVC. Maybe that was the reason why I did not notice a big impact of the eShift either (and I am sitting at 3,4m in front of a HP 3,2m scope screen).
Even if the JVC had been perfect it would still have been a close call or a draw in my opinion. My VW95 has perfect convergence, with almost no fringing and excellent sharpness.
I did some extensive A/B with both PJs, projecting the same image and covered one lens or the other. Yes the JVC has some better blacks but not that you would notice as a night and day difference. In order to get the most contrast out of the X70 I had to close the iris but this made the image to dark and flat looking - even on my HP screen.
The Sony on the other hand has very good colors and greyscale out of the box. Motion as already mentioned by others was also much better. In a nutshell the Sony had more pop to its picture, both in dark and bright scenes.
For instance C3PO in EPIV just shined and looked all perfectly golden with the VW95 whereas the JVC diplayed the colors flat and dull, same with the armor of Jango Fett in EPII. Also in EPIII the fights in outer space looked terrific with the Sony, the laser beams and blasts looked so colorful.
Shadow detail is another huge plus of the Sony. I was able to see so many subtle details in dark scenes. The JVC on the other had crushed black pretty heavily out of the box and I was not able to fully resolve the 2-3 lower bars on the AVS 709 test pattern (also mentioned in the RS55 thread).
Adding the Darbee to the VW95 was fantastic, it already did a lot (at HD 40%) with my old JVC RS2 but with the VW95 because it is so sharp it takes it to a whole new level. Gandalf's beard in FOTR looked so real for instance (the scene where he arrives in front of Frodo).
In a nutshell I am very happy with my decision and I got the VW95 for a little more than the list price of a HW50 or an X35. I also saw the Sony 1000 at the dealer! Let me just say that my jaw dropped several feet.