Blacks were very good if not totally as inky as the best DLP or LCoS systems. Shadow detail, on the other hand, was excellent on the Casino Royale Blu-ray. Finally, I've seen a few of the anamorphic lens 2.35:1 demos which require scaling, and I have to say the scaling (or possibly the lens) seems to introduce some softness in the picture. The Epson, however, using an outboard Silicon Optix HQV to accommodate the lens (total system price, about $12K-$13K), was perfectly clean with the HD material we saw. There was no sense of lost resolution due to scaling. It looked native in every way.