Summary: I have owned several projectors including the newer Epson 8100. This PJ blows everything I've seen out of the water. In the same league as much more expensive JVC RS2. Very good 3D like image and black levels like you have never seen. PJ may look even better then you local movie theater. WARNING: once you have seen this image there's no going back to cheaper projectors.
Summary: Personal Experience I've had my epson for over a year now. Although the image quality is EXCELLENT, and the color depth is still quite impressive compared to other projectors, it routinley fails to deliver with regards to the bulb life. I've gone through about 4 bulbs now, each lasting between 1300-1500 hours out of a promised 2,000... At $300 a peice, I feel like I should have got a free one by now. That being said however, I had a bulb explode today.
Summary: Personal Experience Outstanding picture. Amazing blacks, fantastic details and sharpness, great colours. Problem with focus however, frame interpolation adds some artifacts. That being said, watching avatar with 1080p and frame interpolation turned on is - for a cineast - almost a religious experience, metaphorically speaken. Since I bought my tw5000, I can't stand the poor picture quality in cinemas. Only bluray 1080p for me!
Summary: THIS PROJECTORS IMAGE COULD NOT BE GREATER!!!!!! I WAS SHOCKED AT THE DEPTH AND THE REALISUM OF THE PICTURE, I FEEL LIKE IM ON THE SHOOT BEHIND THE PRODUCERS CAMERA.......... SHOCKINGLY REAL! TRUE TO LIFE ON A 135" SCREEN, WOW!
Summary: Personal Experience I've been using the projector for about 6 months and have no complaints. The picture is beyond belief!!! You feel like you are the director of the movie, the movie camera is behind you, and you are standing in the same area as the actors. It almost has a 3D feeling at times. My projector is ceiling mounted, slightly farther from the 100" screen than optimal and just a couple of inches off center.