We are into projectors, for the theater-like immersion that makes the other sets seem like kitchen sized TV's by comparison. Therefore, I heartily endorse 1080p projectors, and have been waiting patiently to upgrade to one.
I'll start off by saying that the BenQ is very sharp. This was expected. The sharpness of their PE8720 was a key reason I chose that projector, so I fully expected this projector to do more of the same, while producing a higher resolution image on the screen. I was not disappointed.
The first image below is a closeup of the same HD-DVD shot of Carlota from Phantom, that you have seen above. In this case I zoomed in to the necklace. Directly below that, you will find a similar image from the Panasonic PT-AE1000U, and after that, the Mitsubishi HC5000.
You'll note immediately that there is a very visible difference between the W10000 and the Panasonic. Comparing the W10000 against the Mitsubishi, is more interesting. Initially the Mitsubishi appears to be slightly sharper, however if you look closely, try to make out how much of that "apparent" sharpness is actual detail from the image, compared to the slightly visible pixel structure. It has always been said that LCD projectors appear sharper than DLP, and a key reason one gets that impression, is not that they actually are (its more, model by model), but rather the more visible pixel structure, that gives the impression of more sharpness. Try to ignore differences in brightness and contrast, as they impact what you see, but that's due to slightly different exposures, etc. Let's look: (and of course, click, to enlarge). You'll need to view the enlargements to compare, as compressing the images down to the screen size below destroys some of the differences, as the images are too low resolution to capture the differences.
Next are images shot side by side with the Panasonic on the left, and the W10000 on the right. The first is an image from AeonFlux, from 1080i HD-DVD. (Don't worry about color differences, these were taken before the W10000 was calibrated.)
Next are three thumbnail images of Gandalf from standard DVD (480 resolution), again, the W10000 is first. Click to enlarge and compare.