Originally Posted by blee0120
Just 3D PQ, how do the Sharp compare to the 1000ES. The upscaled to 4K 3D doesn't kill the Sharp, like the 1000ES does in 2D to other projectors?
For general comparison, the 3D on the 1000 is definitely better than the HW50, it's more naturally sharp. I wonder if part of this has to do with the vertical resolution limitation that David @ HDTV discussed in his review. He stated that it also happens to the VW500/600 but not the 1000. It will be interesting to see if the VW600 is as sharp in 3D as the VW1000.
So overall 3D looks great on the VW1000 but the limitation for me is the flicker. This is where the Sharp 30K excels big time. It has a rock solid image in 3D. It's also very sharp appearing in 3D, natural with no processing needed to make it look great.
Before it was the RS55 / 30K for my 2D / 3D combo, and now the VW1000 and Sharp 30K. I still like to fire up the Planar 8130 once in a while, this is a great 2D projector that I picked up for dirt cheap ($950) with only 80 hours on it. The OEM lamps are so cheap they are practically free.
Originally Posted by john2910
Is there a big difference in the epson 5010 and the 5030 in 2d?
it's been a while since I've seen the 5010 but I did get a chance to compare 2 5030's to the 6020 from last year. Cine4home mentions some tweaks in the optical path to increase the PQ. I agree with him, they definitely changed something this year. It's not a major difference but noticeably on my 142" screen.
I wouldn't upgrade a 5010 or 5020 for a 5030 if 2D was the only interest. The real change is the FI in 3D looks great and overall 3D performance is top of the game for non-DLP. Not perfect, but good enough for my critical eyes. The main factor is how well behaved it is with flicker, excellent for a non-DLP. I also like the factory RF glasses, my 2nd favorite vs. Sharp G20's.