Originally Posted by Seegs108
The JVC DLA-RS4500 is only a few thousand dollars away from the VW1100ES in price. So if they did decide to go against it, they'd have to upgrade the VW1100ES platform to be more competitive to it. That would mean AT LEAST; a laser light engine, 1000+ more calibrated REC709 lumens, a wider color gamut compared to the VW1100ES, 18Gbps HDMI 2.0 inputs, more native on/off contrast compared to the VW1100ES, creative frame interpolation that works with a 4K input, HDR10 and HDR Hybrid Log support, a working on board CMS and possibly an "auto calibration" mode. \
It's a lot to ask for and Sony has never been the one to offer a "value" based projector before. I don't think there's been a real "bang for the buck" Sony in at least a decade. Other than a 25% deficit in lumen output, the RS4500 offers essentially everything (and more in some cases) that the Sony VPL-VW5000ES does at nearly half the asking price. It's going to be interesting to see what Sony can offer if they do indeed make a model projector at or near the same price point as the RS4500. They would really need to fix the banding and posterization issue and say something a bit more if the panel degradation issue has been resolved. They wouldn't publicly need to say there was an issue per say, but make a little statement in the literature that says "new generation SXRD panel with upgraded adhesives for increased longevity" or something along those lines. Come on marketing department...do your magic.
The RS4500 is only a few thousand dollars away from the 1100. Where was the RS4500 4 years ago ?? You really think this is a fair comparison ???
Sony was the ONLY
4K premium projector for 3-4 years, 100% paving the way while JVC catered to the low end 1080 buyers. You cannot make true 4K a value today let alone 4 years ago when they just completed all the R & D. JVC finally catches up , they start out at $36,000 and that is affordable ? They are four years late for the party , the parade has long gone . If they made a 4K projector 4 years ago in the sub $10,000 range I would guess then you could call that a better value against the Sony. The stuff you come up with is hilarious. The JVC RS4500 is a new unit, lets see how it measures up in 4 years, if it has issues and what it's value is compared to the latest technology. If I remember correctly you were an over exuberant VW1000 owner at one time, probably had the best projector on the planet . Many still have them apparently and enjoying to the fullest .
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