Join Date: Dec 2004
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I saw a JVC X70 today at Magnolia on a curved 2:35 Stewart screen. I watched broadcast video source and a movie, "Alice In Wonderland" scenes. I made sure the room was completely black. I watched at different viewing distances. I thought the X70 was very sharp, but in an artificial way. It looked videoish, not film like. Blacks weren't as good as other JVC's I've seen, so must have been a setup issue. I didn't like the color or contrast. Convergence looked good. I just never was engaged with the image, same as other JVC's I've seen and I'm sure there are better places to demo than Magnolia, but at least the room wasn't an issue. It just didn't have the pop that I'm used to with DLP.
Last week I demoed at a high end installation company, a Runco LS-5, Q-750 and a 3-chip DLP. I loved the image the LS-5 threw, not so happy with the color of the Q-750, the 3-chip had huge lumens, but I thought the LS-5 did a good enough job of lighting up the matte screen. I ordered an LS-3 today, in hopes that the contrast is close enough to the LS-5. I'm just still enamored with DLP images and the LS-5 had the best contrast ratio I've ever seen from a sub $10K DLP.