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Anyone familiar with these two PJ's point out the main difference in specifications/features...How they compare in image quality?

If either capable of a bright image in a 124 in, 2:35 screen...I am thinking Carada Brilliant white....

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Would either of these JVC's be a major step-up/upgrade from a Mitsu HC6800 that I currently own?
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Neither will be able to do the 2.35:1 without an anamorphic lens. That is a pretty large screen to light up. I think the RS-2 will have a little trouble. You may have to run in high mode. Both will have deeper black levels than the Mitsubishi. The RS-15 will be much brighter than the RS-2 and will have motion flow. The RS-15 will have more contrast than the RS-2. Both are a nice choice.
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I think you meant the RS2 has greater contrast than the RS15.

I have a Pioneer RS2 and it's bright on a 119" Dalite HP screen at 600hrs on the bulb but without a Dalite HP screen it definitely wouldn't be considered bright. I haven't seen the FI on the RS15 but to me the FI on the RS45 is a nice step up in motion for me but a little bit of the SOA doesn't bother me.
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+1. I thought that the Rs2 is also darker than the RS15, but not the RS20. Using a HP 2.8 at 106", it's plenty bright for a bulb at 300 plus hours. Actually I think the convergence is almost perfect, looked sharper than the RS20.

Though I did not see the 6800, I assume that the color should be more natural since I used to have a DLP version, the hc3800 but the contrast was more grayish than black.

Also, the Mitsu should be quieter than the RS2.
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Neither will be able to do the 2.35:1 without an anamorphic lens. That is a pretty large screen to light up. I think the RS-2 will have a little trouble. You may have to run in high mode. Both will have deeper black levels than the Mitsubishi. The RS-15 will be much brighter than the RS-2 and will have motion flow. The RS-15 will have more contrast than the RS-2. Both are a nice choice.

Yes, I realize it's in the larger size end......However, I am used to the image size that my 16:9, 100 in provides when displaying 16:9 material....to get close to that size image height (49") on a 2.35 screen I will need to go about 120" diagonal..(47 in ht.)..although it appears I might be pushing the brightness capabilities of these PJ's.

Regarding the anamorphic, I realize that, but may be able to use the zoom method to fit the image to the 2.35 aspect ratio....

thks for your help....
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Is the RS-20 a much better projector than either? Brighter as well?
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Yes, it has a greater contrast ration plus a full cms. Brightness may be marginally better than the 15, maybe.
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