I CAN'T abide with the hallelluiah's being heaped on JVC's LCOS units. My eyes might see a decent Black/Contrast level but the image has no depth, has sordid ANSI and bereft of that magical glow that a DLP delivers - and to a certain extent now, LCDs. Why choosed to pay JVC so much money even if they're handing you a stripped down, bare-minimum, entry-level unit?
Why not take the EPSON 21000 - its priced for the populace, or at least not into the stratosphere; has a guesstimated true Contrast rate of around 14 to 18,000:1, and BEST of all embedded with the HQV Vida chip which is bound to make a universe of a difference? The HQV remains the Holy Grail of video processing, you coalesce a chip of such caliber with your projector and you've just entered the club of the reference grade.
This is the Epson model to await for - or the Mitsubishi HC4000 if you're the stubborn DLP purist.