I've given up hope on any NON-DLP for 3D to be honest, even my friend's Epson 5010 is starting to ghost worse than when he had a new lamp (saw it 2 days ago), 1200 hours on his lamp now I think. Between 500 to 1000 hours his ghosting increased a lot, it's still not that bad (nowhere near the JVC's), but it's substantial enough to be distracting on some scenes after being used to zero ghosting on the Benq.
Originally Posted by Seegs108
I think there's a bigger issue at hand here. That issue has to do with how well dynamic irises are implemented. It looks INCREDIBLE on a JVC. If you have the Extended version go to 54:03 on the first disc to see. But alas, a good DLP projector satfisfies me a lot more than any JVC I've owned in regards to overall picture quality. Maybe when pigs fly we'll find some breakthrough so we can have it all.
I think that many of the threads these days focus way too much of contrast alone, especially when every machine in this particular thread reaches a black level and contrast ratio that would satisfy all by the pickiest
The Benq blacks surely doesn't satisfy all but the pickiest, I still think even the JVC's could do a lot better black levels. It depends how bright someone watches it as well though I suppose, I like to watch bright PJ's with dark blacks and those two kind of contradict. The JVC needs an IRIS IMHO to re-gain a substantial lead over the Sony hw50.
There are some movies where the JVC's just sink other projectors, the Harry Potter movies are still where I saw it the most (although I will probably never watch another Harry Potter movie, so burned out). The JVC tore these movies up, and I've watched some of these on other PJ's and it looked bad, when I saw HP movies at the theater it was horrible compared to the JVC at home.
I agree it's partly bad IRIS programming, but with a good IRIS you can do 5x 6000 = 30,000:1, that is about the same as a low-end JVC. It's just bad IRIS code on most of these. I've done several IRIS tests and many IRIS's just do not work correctly. I guess they don't budget that much development money to the IRIS. Of they really want to make IRIS's better, they need to use read-ahead buffers, of course that won't work in gaming, but it could work for bluray watching, although it would cause some side effects as the projector would need to pre-cache a few seconds worth of video.