Let's see, we've established that the Epson is massively bright. But for the home you want more than just enough brightness to see a good image, you want the image you are seeing to look really good.
Picture quality, overall is most impressive. Color, even in brightest modes is very good, with roughly 5000 lumens available with really good color (a tweak to the brightest mode to improve the color a little, reduces brightness by roughly 10%)
Even fully calibrated, there's still almost 3800 lumens under the hood. Those purchasing this projector, see our calibration page for the basic and color temp settings, try them out. And only for subscribers, you can view the CMS "Advanced" settings, the calibration of the individual colors.
So, no issues with color!
That brings us to dark shadow detail, and black level performance. The dark shadow detail of the Epson G6900 WU is first class, as can be seen in the images on the Picture Quality page. Black level performance, not so good. True black level performance is just above entry level. No problem finding some $1000 range projectors that can match these.
But, when there's ambient light present, and that is a major presumption for owning one of these Epsons, the difference between great black level performance, and mediocre, becomes relatively small, compared with when viewing in a really dark environment.
So while the black levels certainly could be better, you aren't likely to notice when watching House of Cards, with friends, and at least some lights on.
That does, however make the Pro Cinema G6900 WU a better projector (from a purist standpoint) for watching Sports and other HDTV, rather than movies. About the only time you might be disappointed is if you are watching in your media room at night with no outside light, and if you turn off all the interior lights. Then you would miss the better blacks, if you were used to them. But, at the same time, remember, that this projector really would be considered too bright to watch in a room that dark, unless, perhaps your screen size is at least 150 inches or larger (a lot larger).