Picture Quality will be different, especially the Black Levels. The higher-end JVC LCoS will have the best PQ and especially Black Levels.\n\nFactory Picture Presets will be different.The JVC "Natural" setting will look different than other brands equivalent of "Natural".\n\nDLP will look different than LCoS.\n\nWill DLP have much brighter (lumens) picture than LCoS?\n\nThe NZ3 has 3,000 Lumens (probably Normal Lamp Mode). But you can easily tell that even the Economy Lamp mode looks extremely bright.\n\nNow the NX5 in Economy Lamp mode is already very bright in a darken room. But it probably won't be as bright after 2,000 hours. Lasers are supposed to retain the brightness for almost the entire 20,000 hours.\n\nOf course, we all have different opinions. But if I could choose between the JVC NX5 vs NZ3, I would take something IN BETWEEN. :D\n\nI want the 3,000 Lumens of the NZ3, but the awesome robust Power Lens shift system of the NX5.\n\nSure, the overall PQ of the NZ3 is definitely not as awesome as the NX5 and NX7. But I am willing to give up about 15-20% of the picture quality and get Brighter Laser PJ at a lower price.\n\nThe MSRP of the NZ3 is $3,700. If they could implement the same awesome power lens system of the NX5, the MSRP could be $4,500, maybe less?\n\nSo for me personally, for the PRICE, the ONLY true negative thing about the NZ3 is the cheaper manual lens system. Other than that, I'm am extremely happy with the overall PQ.\n\n\nWhat guestimate would you say the percentage of black level is the NZ3 compared to your NX5? Say the NX5 is 100% black (it isn't, but for arguments sake) would the NZ3 be 70%? 80?\n\nJust curious since the laser light engine is a very interesting concept. I'm still leaning toward the NX5, but saving money is always good.