Today my Sony HW45Es arrived from Projector People. I have got to say, I am one happy customer. While setting things up and running a calibration disc, my wife looked at the image and said, "the colors look brilliant!" Definite score for Wife Acceptance Factor (WAF). As stated in earlier posts, the contrast is excellent. I am more than happy with the brightness and color. I was originally a little concerned coming from a brighter projector, but those concerns are no more. Even, my 3D glasses work with the projector. I have only spent a couple of hours getting it set up, but I am sure I will need to make adjustments at the 100 hour mark and 500 hour mark. I just went with the recommended settings on Sound & Vision website. Reality Creation works pretty good at the 25 mark, and I like the "true cinema" motionflow for CFI. Excellent projector.
For those trying to make a decision, here is my advice. If you have the budget, get the Sony HW45ES. If you need to save money, the Epson HC3100 will not let you down.