Sony 12HT Component (Cinema Setting) (With Filter):
Epson TW100 Component (Theater Setting):
Sanyo Z1 Component (Cinema Setting):
Quite an interesting set of comparisons there. The colours and black level of the Epson TW100 look awesome here, closely followed by the Sony 12HT. The Panasonic PT-AE300 also looks razor sharp in terms of detail and seems to balance colours brilliantly. The Sony HS10's colours look slightly lighter and possibly a little more washed out than the Panasonic PT-AE300's, although that could be to do with calibration ect... Detail is also fantastic on the HS10. Looking good then, and this isn't even HTPC quality, or DVI-D quality
Oh by the way, I've also been hearing great things about peoples opinions on the screendoor issue regarding the PT-AE300. The majority seem to agree Panasonic are doing fantastic work in this area, and the smooth screen technology to reduce screendoor really does make a huge difference.
Yeah they all look pretty good apart from the Z1 which looks like it's got a blue/green wash over the picture. I'm pretty much settled on the AE300. The projector will be setup 9ft from the wall so the HS-10 is out and I don't think it's worth pushing the budget for the TW100. This will be my first PJ, never even seen one in action - so whatever I choose i'm sure I'll be happy.
The anti-screendoor stuff on the AE300 looks pretty amazing - just by looking at those avsforum pics show how much an improvement it is over the ae100.
It's not definite that the ae300 will arrive in the UK, I think the ae200 will replace the ae100 - so the ae300 could retail for arounf £1600-1700 I guess. Can be had for £1280 inc delivery from Japan now.