Originally Posted by cardoski
I swear this exact same conversation was had about these same Projectors on this thread before.
This is like the movie groundhog day.
I've had plenty of time to compare the 1100/600/RS57/4910/DC4 Planar to one another, so it's fun and interesting to see the comments being made from all parties here so far. We have clear fans on all 3 sides (JVC/Sony/High quality DLP's) and each one truly does have it's own unique strengths.
I think to have a good, fair comparison, you need a good calibration on all models. Start with a good bt .1886 gamma cal and brightness match to the best of the ability. Choose a myriad of content and run an A/B stack with a split source. Cover each lens during viewing as it really gives a good perspective about how each model compares to one another. I can't go by memory for a second, let alone a minute.
Historically, it does seem that some like to take jabs at Sony's flagship model. Maybe because it's expensive and should crap golden bricks in addition to providing an exceptional display. Forget it's ability to display native UHD/4K content. While limited, it's remarkable to see and a vision into the future if we ever get a solid stream of quality 4K content. The bottom line, it has strong lumen output that can exceed the best of the current JVC's and light up a larger low screen if needed. 4K gaming looks pretty slick too.
from my perspective, I love them all and can't get enough of seeing how each model performs with my favorite content. It's the same reason I have a few different cars, I like variety.
Maybe in 10 years if we get our roll down 4-8K 150" OLED displays that has infinite contrast and killer 3D, we can look back at these discussions / arguments and have a good laugh.