So, I got the HT3000e setup and connected this morning, always a chore with a porthole in the back of your room...the auto zoom and focus is soooo nice, too bad almost any pj retailing for under $20K doesn't have this. I'm surprised to find that this unit does indeed have a pronounced color convergence issue (CA) that is worse than my old InFocus SP8602 but its only visible on single pixel test patterns used for focusing. The focus is spot on per-pixel all the way across which makes it appear sharper than the 8602 and this thing is easily as bright as my old 8602 which was a ray of sunlight (both pjs have similar hours). The blacks look similar but hard to tell without total blackout in the room, will report back if anything changes tonight. My wife walked through and said it looked "crisper" than the old one and she usually doesn't notice such things so a big check in the sharpness upgrade department.
I'll put on some Harry Potter and the Dathly Hallows Pt. 2 tonight and see if it wilts under tha black level demands like the 8602 did on this film. With motorized zoom and focus I'm seriously thinking about buying an additional screen in 2.35:1 for the immersion, that is, if the black levels are good enough to be distracting. I look for a small but noticeable improvement from 8602.