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I have owned both.
The JVC RS20 isn't very bright and, of course, doesn't project 3D. I used it with a table mount and anamophic lens on a slide. With the anamorphic lens in place, you better have full control of the light.
The Epsons are very bright, and project 3D. Also, they have a great short throw and a good lens. But, watch out for the alignment of the chip set. My 6010 chip set was not well aligned which caused color fringe on white letters, etc., at least 1-1.5 pixels off in some areas of the screen, almost perfect in others. The chip alignment can not be adjusted nearly enough with the electronics. Neither can the color managment system. And I am less than completely satisfied with focus.
The alignment was so bad on my 6010 that I asked for a replacement projector--a new one. And I got it! I was able to get a great deal on a new Wolf S-15 so I am going to sell the new 6010.
Epson customer service rocks. I also have the 3010 set for projecting on a fixed 1.78 screen and, except for the magenta shaded grey scale, particularly the deep blacks, I get a really bright picture for hardly any money and it makes HD tv rock.
The focus/sharpness of the JVC is superior. The JVC black level is better on "real material", even after all these years. And, I recall that the short throw ratio ~1.45-1.5 was very good on the JVC. The JVC is quiet too, a little more quiet than the Epson, IIRC.
I sold my JVC RS20 several years ago to buy a Runco LS-5. I love DLP projectors, even single chip and, no, I don't see the rainbow effect. But DLPs just aren't very bright unless you spend a whole lot of money. Then I sold the Runco to buy the Epson.
And now, I am selling the Epson to buy a JVC based Wolf, go figure. Best wishe!
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