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At present, the Epson 5020UB sells for $400 less than the AE-8000 almost everywhere. Not a trivial difference (15%) to me.

In the shootout 'Warranty' section, you essentially gloss over the significant differences in coverage. At least mention or link to the warranty details in the individual Projector Central reviews.

Panasonic covers the AE-8000 for two years or 2000 hours, whichever comes first. In order to get 2 years of coverage, you can't use it more than ~2.75 hours per day. You also have to pay to send it to Panasonic for repair and wait for it to be returned.

The Epson 5020UB/5020UBe warranty is for 2 years regardless of hours. Epson will over-night a replacement projector for two years so you are never without a projector, nor are you charged for shipping the defective unit back.

Looked at another way, if you used the AE-8000 24x7 you'd lose warranty coverage after 83 days. You can use the Epson 24x7 and have warranty coverage (17,520 hours) for two full years. Major diiference for those who use their projector for tv, internet, gaming, etc. in addition to just movies.