I had a demo of it today thanks to the nice guy at av-sales and (compared to my little HD70 and what I *expected* from a 1080p Projector costing over 3x the money) WOW!
The demo room had the Epson and the Panny PT-AE1000 (which is quite a bit more £££) the image from the Epson was as good if not better (colours mainly) compared to the panny. On pure white senes there was a slight blue tint to the left and red to the right, but invisible to the eye on anyting other than a solid light colour.
I still don't think there is a difference between 720 + 1080 for SD DVD, on HD material I can see it, and you can instantly tell the difference in games.
On a side note, it was either the PS3 or the Epson, but something was doing a very VERY good job of up-scaling SD DVD's I think the PS3 was outputting at 576p and the epson was up scaling to 1080p and the end result was very impressive.
1. you can get the panny on ebay for £1900!
2. how much was the epson that you viewed?
3. prob an oppo 981 doing the upscaling?
4. so u are saying that you should only buy a 1080p pj if you are going to use bd or hd dvd's on an outout of 1080p? say with the tosh xe1?
5. other wise its pointless having a 1080p pj?
6. what 720p pj would you buy?
I thought they were eu models and came with a 1 year international warranty. Don't quote me on it though.
I can only comment based on my 1 hour viewing, which is nothing compared to your ownership, but:
I did notice the Red -> Blue tints on white or near white scenes, mainly on shots of sky, I would imagining something like happy feet of march of the penguins would show this up a lot, it was not strong, and other than on pure white I think you may have to be looking for it.
There were no dust blobs.. any way to blow them off? Are they large shadow-like fuzzy things? Do you have any photos of them? If you got dust blobs, is that not a warranty thing?
I saw text up close (maybe 3 foot away) when the PS3 was running GTHD and the light grey / white text was clear of any borders or colour strangeness, there was some red bleed with white text on black but that was when viewing SD DVD and only on this one part where there was a large white word on black.
Focus seemed OK, but with only an hour viewing it's impossible to pass judgment on that.