One of the first things I noticed about the 7000 when I got it vs my 45 is how sharp it was. Not a huge difference, but enough to be noticeable and definitely a step up in sharpness compared to the JVC. The Oppo logo on my 93 which I have seen a 1000 times on the 45 just had that extra level of crispness to it on the 7000. The sharpness on my 7000 when I am zoomed out to fill my 9' wide 2.35 screen looks about the same as what my JVC looks like when zoomed down to 1.78 at 7' wide. Zooming the JVC out to fill the 9' wide 2.35 screen you definitely loose a bit of crispness, but the 7000 looks very sharp still at that size and again comparable to the JVC when zoomed down to 7' wide. Besides all the 3d advantages, sharpness is one of the things I like best on the 7000 vs the 45. I still much prefer the 45 overall for 2d blu ray playback since the contrast is so much better, but the 7000 certainly has its perks.
What a great way to explain the difference in sharpness for us zoomers.
I need to upgrade my JVC RS2 to a newer model. The 7000 destroys it when it comes to sharpness I'm anxious to try the Darbee tomorrow.