Originally Posted by Seegs108
The PQ will be better on the Sim2 and the JVC is more expensive. Why opt for a lesser performing projector for more money?
It's all trade offs with PJ tech's, so that's subjective of course.
There's NO question the JVC will smoke any DLP in contrast and blacks.
The newer JVC's are pretty sharp too, even according to some previous SP8602 owner(s) that switched to JVC and commented (in this thread) that they will not go back to the 8602 or most any DLP.
And yes, the JVC's also have the power zoom/focus which no DLP has at the price point of the lower end JVC's.
And lets not forget that the JVC is more expensive 'cos it's new, with warranty, which the Sim2 mentioned is NOT. Compare a used JVC w/o warranty and you'll be at the same price point.
That being said I'm a DLP fan and own a DLP, but it's gotten to the point with JVC that when I'm ready for an upgrade in a year or 2 it'll probably be a JVC, unless an awesome LED DLP comes out with excellent contrast/black performance (LED modulation) within the same price point as a comparable JVC. It's sad, but DLP hasn't gone anywhere for at least 6 years+.
Things that worry me with JVC's are the premature lamp dimming issues, which they appear to have nicked, fear of optical block failures just past warranty (also seem to have gotten better), and significant calibration drift as the lamp (or optical block?) ages (mostly gamma drift I think). Well see in a year or 2.