Originally Posted by rwestley
There could be several reasons why JVC has not let professional reviews get their hands on the units yet. 1. It is possible that they have been tweaking their firmware and want to get it right before subjecting their machines to reviews. 2. In the past JVC released units to reviewers and they had issues that were reported and were not fixed.
The fact is that reviewers will get units one way or another so we should hear something soon. The reviews will also come from several forum members that have as much experience with projectors as most reviewers.
you can bet JVC isn't going to give Art a demo anytime soon, he raised a lot of questions last year about the low lumen performance of their flagship RS60, they could barely break 500 lumens @ D65 with a new lamp. The whole issue quietly faded away, they gave him some engineering mumbo jumbo at the NAB conference and that was the end of that.
Phil Hinton @ AVS also pointed out all the CMS / Gamma flaws to JVC and also no resolve. If I was JVC, I wouldn't be in rush to hand out demo's to critical reviewers until after the big first wave of sales. They don't need to anyway, the allure of deep blacks is enough to keep plenty of folks coming back for more.
Kutlow - I feel bad, you are stuck in projector purgatory. If you buy the HW30, you'll have great 2D and 3D, FI in 3D and cheap lamps with no known issues yet.... but, in a certain scene in a certain movie, might miss that extra notch of black level the JVC affords. if you get the JVC, the 2D will be great as usual, 3D ? (waiting for more results), lamp life ?, etc.
why not pick up both and just keep the one that appeals to your viewing preferences and sell the other. both models should have decent resale value in the beginning.