How cool, one of my posts is being misrepresented.
For the record coolgeek, I found the JVCs produced the best images for the overall content we saw and with material I am more familiar with appeared better balanced. If I recall correctly the JVCs color volume capabilities are more robust than the Sonys as well, or the very least one of them. We did some back and forth comparisons and the Sonys were bright but lacked the color depth of the JVCs. Now without the direct comparisons the color differences are not dramatic enough to declare the Sony(s) are grossly inadequate but to my novice to projectors eyes I prefer color, shadow detail, black levels, and native contrast over sheer light output.
-I believe to recall that the auto-iris was disabled for all the projectors and assuming so the raw black level reproduction abilities of the JVCs were very evident.
If there had been more time it would have been interesting to see how the Sonys performed with external tone mapping processed by a player instead of the Sony's raw tone mapping abilities.
Again as it stands I felt the JVCs provided a nice balance in performance and the Sonys produce a nice image as well, factoring out certain issues that were present during the shootout, and those that have made that purchase still have good projectors.
At least in my opinion as someone who does not own a projector nor will not in the near future; so I give zero figs about any given brand and price is not a factor since I am not in the market.