My bottom line for HDTV and Sports is: You will either have to sacrifice a lot of brightness (expecially for 3D), or wait for some new projector to hit the market in this price range, to find a better choice than the Home Cinema 2030.
Below - a little Coldplay, anyone?
Below is an image from the Superbowl, shot with Dynamic (default settings)
And this one below, same image shot with Living Room mode:
Notice how much more dynamic looking and how much more pop the Dynamic mode offers. Then remember, that we shot all of these other HDTV images except that one using the less bright Living Room mode (even though Dynamic is better at cutting through the ambient light we allowed in the room). Also of note, Dynamic above was with default settings. On our Calibration page, we have Mike's "Quick-Cal" which further improves the picture while costing less than 10% of maximum brightness!