Lamp life: Sony does not provide info, we assume 2000 hours at full power, 3000 in low (the industry standard) Weight: 26 lbs. (11.6 Kg) Warranty: 2 Years Parts and Labor
The advantages of LCoS, these days, are two fold: First, LCoS panels have, for all practical purposes, invisible pixel structures, way below visibility at normal seating distances with a 1080p projector. Only the 3LCD Panasonic PT-AE4000, with its addition of their SmoothScreen technology, has less visible pixels, and it comes with a price, a slightly softer image.
Pixel visibility, and screen door effect are, effectively non-issues, with this Sony, thanks to the LCoS panels.
The second advantage, it seems is in terms of black level performance. Although it seems that JVC's panel/light engine designs are still slightly superior to Sony's, Sony has closed the gap dramatically with the VW85, landing the VW85 in the same performance space as the RS25. Even if it still takes the Sony a dynamic iris to get there, it "has arrived."
Football over HDTV looked great, but more lumens (brighter) would have been better!