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The starter model of the JVC costs the same as the Epson with the AVS pre-order deals, I am calm.
I can't say TOO much as it's time to take my half-blind pet monkey and go hang-gliding off a 10,000 foot cliff in a storm over a forest fire and near an active volcano. My half-blind pet monkey will do the navigating...
I don't have an issue with your opinion, simply that I think you have some things backwards.
Sharpness = Epson (with good convergence) and with the Super Res is sharper than a Sony
---RC is not that important since you can get the same thing for $250 via the Sony Bluray player (bdp-s790, it comes with RC)
---You can have RC on the Epson if you want, but RC makes the picture look too grainy.
3D = Epson
HTPC = Epson
Shadow Detail = Same (if you think otherwise, then time to learn about native on/off, gamma, and gray-scale calibrations)
Blacks = Too close to call, but most say Sony, plus Sony has the least visible IRIS which makes blacks more enjoyable if nothing else
IRIS = Sony
Fan Noise = Sony (by a mile, especially in HIGH)
Color = Sony, because of best-mode brightness
Build Quality = Sony
Lag Time = Sony
Pixel Fill = Sony
Better FI = Sony
Placement flexibility = Only matters if Sony is not flexible enough.
Film-Like = Sony
Movies = Sony
Image Noise = Depends on the source, but Sony is cleaner or about the same noise wise if you have RC turned off
For 3D, HTPC reading, and torch-mode viewing, I'd take the Epson. For everything else, I'll happily take the Sony, but you know I own a JVC and a Benq right now, so looks like I'm happy with neither.
Epson does win in another area, and that is providing the highest amount of advertising revenue to the reviewers, no wonder online reviews overly favor Epson (go figure).