Shadow Detail Performance
The LG CF181D definitely performs when it comes to black levels. I won't conjecture if any others reveal more, but I can say, that it definitely outperforms those projectors that I find come up a little short (like the Epson UB projectors).
Second, Epson on the right, LG CF181D on the left. For shadow detail, look into the brown area in the lower left of the satellite, also some of the dark areas top center. I consider the Epson to be a little below average, but then, the LG does best it.
Again, from Space Cowboys, this is a cropped image. The right side is very bright (so dynamic irises will not be effective). The CF181D (top left) shows very good shadow detail in the dark areas of the satellite. Next to it on the first row, is the Epson 8500UB/9500UB. Then come the JVC DLA-RS25 and the PT-AE4000 (second row). The third row is the Mitsubishi HC7000 (left), and the Sony VPL-HW15.