Thanks, Dave, that means a lot.@sage11x, well done. It's clear that you've put a lot of effort into developing your projector reviewing skills. This was not only thoroughly informative but as fair and balanced as the best of the pro reviewers. Pointing out that this was an engineering sample and that some things may change reminds me of the projectorcentral.com review of the HT2550. The initial review was done with an engineering sample and they had to rewrite their review after they got a production sample because the performance was improved. So your follow-up with a production sample will be anticipated to see what might have changed for the better.
Speaking of the HT2550 it's clear now why its street price is falling fast. Once the HT3550 is being sold at the same original MSRP it's just going to kill HT2550 sales.
Part of my issue is I'm a geek. I get enthusiastic about this stuff. I've really tried to parse out my review to make sure I'm communicating my opinions as clearly as possible.
The HT2550 is actually EOL. In Europe they will get an updated version of the W1700 this year but here in the states the TK800 will continue on alone.