Originally Posted by larryep
thanks coderguy for the info.
If the jvcrs4810 and the sony50 where the same price with emitter, pair of glasses and extra lamp which would you guys go far?
I never saw the hw50 setup correctly, I saw it but it was having an HDMI problem so I couldn't use it.
I think I know a place that has one near me, I just haven't been there again yet.
As far as JVC vs. Sony, well I think as an ultimate movie experience you are going to be hard-pressed to beat the JVC due to the Native On/Off. Honestly, I'm really starting to value Native On/Off more and more since the past year or so. I was watching these SCI FI Series (ok no laughs now) - Walking Dead, Fallen Skies, Continuum, Game of Thrones, etc...
I was cringing at the contrast in Fallen Skies on several different projectors. Even the Epson didn't do it for me, the IRIS was too bouncy in the fire and shootout scenes. The Epson was bareable, but on the Benq I couldn't take it at all (it was unwatchable after being used to a JVC). I felt like someone turned the lights out in the dark scenes because of no contrast. These are some really dark shows though.
The trick to getting the JVC to look punchier in bright scenes is a custom gamma calibration. Maybe I am crazy (I won't argue), but if you don't have experience calibrating the gamma on a JVC, try the GAMMA D preset, but then alter it with the whitepoint gamma settings to make the 5-25 IRE lower / brighter and make the 70-95 IRE a little dimmer on the curve. The Gamma D preset is horribly crushing like the other gammas, but it has a good curve for bright scenes if you adjust it a little bit down at 70-95 IRE (well on my RS-45 anyhow). I really don't follow the perfect standards for GAMMA on a JVC projector, as I do custom stuff that looks best to me.
I don't see what people are saying about bright scenes in most cases, as a matter of fact I find the Benq w7000 to not be as good even in middle-average-brightness contrast scenes as my JVC. Oh it's definitely a bit punchier looking in the REALLY bright scenes, but I didn't buy a projector to watch a soap opera. I even find myself watching TV on the JVC now, no longer on the DLP. For that tiny boost in bright scenes, you get horrid dark-scene contrast, not worth it, and the boost in quality in bright scenes from other projectors really is pretty tiny. Motion is another issue I am no longer going to touch for a while...
I need a DLP that gives me 5000:1 Native On/Off at least but also has a good IRIS (so I can use DLP for TV again), we just don't have any. People said the w1070 was better than the hc4000 in dark scenes, but it wasn't, the hc4000 was still the NO IRIS champ, but the w1070 was better in every other way. If the w1070 really did almost 5,000:1 on/off like some claimed, I would have bought it, but it was more like 2,000:1 to 2,500:1 native on/off, not 5,000:1.