Originally Posted by millerwill
2. 800-900 lumens is probably bright enough with my HP 2.4 screen
7. Difference in noise level is only ~ 2 dB, and negligible for both
I view the 800-900 lumen figure with skepticism until we get reviews from folks who tested last year's models and got numbers in the 500's from a projector that was spec'd to deliver 1300 lumens. If the new JVC truly turns in 800-900 calibrated lumens this year, that would be a huge improvement. When I saw the RS65 at CEDIA, it definitely looked VERY bright.
I'm also skeptical of any published noise figures. For example, both Sony and JVC quote 20dB for last year's models, I think (or maybe JVC was 19?), but audiovideohd.fr measured both and said that the JVC was 3dB noisier in low lamp, and 7dB noisier in high lamp. So, again, it will be worth seeing how they do in the real world. Plus of course the 22dB number for the 1000ES came from a guy at the Sony booth who may or may not have had the correct figures. Sony hasn't published an official number yet.
I had an opportunity to look at an RS60 earlier this week for a few minutes in a nice room, and the 2D picture looked absolutely fantastic, but I felt that it could be a bit brighter. From all the reviews I've read, the Sony 90ES is comparable in nearly all respects except raw native contrast, but is maybe 200 lumens brighter. And most reviewers say that it handles motion better. I can only hope that the 1000ES will be more of the same. Whether it's 3x more of the same, well, I don't know.
Just to share my own calculus, since I'm also projector shopping: In a perfect world, I suspect that I might put in the 1000ES, because I'm using a .95-gain woven screen and the extra lumens would be welcome especially in 3D. (Well, okay, in a perfect
world it'd probably be a Lumis 3D Solo...) In the real world, it will most likely be a toss-up between the 90ES and the RS55, based primarily on which one ends up with the best combination of brightness and quiet, since they seem to be so close in image quality. Unless of course the Sim2 MICO 150 turns out to really put out 800+ lumens and I can't see the color separation phenomenon on the single DLP. That'd be great, since it won't lose substantial brightness over time, but I'm so flicker sensitive that I'm not optimistic.