Originally Posted by beastaudio
Your thoughts are basically all that is running through my mind at this point. Honestly i spend 99% of my time obsessing over the audio standpoint of HT reproduction. It is where I am capable of discerning the minute details on any given movie or music track and constantly strive to improve the experience. I have to admit, I have never once calibrated a single PJ I have owned, nor have I really been that discerning over the pic quality of the "Out of the box" presets. I know this is blasphemous in this particular thread but there just isn't enough time in a day to obsess over both and not make a living doing it
. While the blacks on the JVC are unreal, I honestly don't know if I would miss it all that much. I have seen the 55es in action in a friend's space and thought it was a good enough picture for me, but all things considered, a two PJ system would obviously be the best of both worlds, but once again, not really in the cards.
Like most things in my HT space, nothing lasts much longer than a year, so an "Interim" replacement doesn't make me feel too bad I guess......Everything is essentially interim in my room, haha.
Well even though you liked the picture the Sony 55ES threw on the screen, like I said, the brightness advantage over your JVC is minimal so I would not recommend going that route if you value lights on viewing for game days...unless you get a high gain ALR screen. Then it could work quite well.
makes some nice bright projectors. But I doubt there's any real data on them in regards to input lag for gaming.
Good luck on your quest, I know it's a difficult one. But if you're upgrading every year anyways, then just get whatever caters to the most important aspect of watching TV for you (gaming, 2D lights off, 2D lights on, 3D, etc...). 2D lights off with superb black levels and contrast was the most important aspect for me, so I had no choice but JVC. But I do have a DNP Supernova 2.3 gain screen that does look pretty good with the projector in high lamp with some ambient light in the room, but it could always be better.
Gaming is tough due to the lag, but I still do good, and it's more challenging. I feel like once I get a projector with really low input lag I'm going to be so good that it will get boring, LOL! Currently, I feel like a boss when I finish in first place because I know I'm probably playing on a display with the worst input lag out of everyone else that was playing.
But again, good luck and be sure to let us know what route you take.