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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Detroit, Michigan USA
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As another SIM2 Lumis 3 chip DLP owner, I can attest to its excellence. I've seen so many JVCs (owned one, too), Sony, Runco, etc and the best picture, to me, is 3 chip DLP. I've traveled with the AVS crowd for many years to various CEDIA shows to see the best of the best in person. For me, 3 chip DLP is still state of the art.
That said, the JVCs offer a great picture, blacks and more value but have always lacked lumens (unless you buy the $180K model:)). I have a 14' wide scope screen, 1.3 gain Microperf and the Lumis was the best available for PQ, light output, CR and overall excellent picture (and is whisper quiet) for less than my $50K budget. It has been an excellent investment for me and will easily tide me over until 4K really comes into its own. It give as a very bright, vibrant picture even with with my ISCO III lens in place. The dynamic iris ain't too shabby either;)!
If I had a standard 10' wide screen, I would certainly consider any better JVC as light output is not so critical. However, moving from 10' to 14' wide represents nearly 2X the viewing area (plus the 10% loss from perfs)... and that's a lot of extra light. This is where the JVCs have never competed.
There are more than a handful of [op amps] that sound so good that most designers want to be using them as opposed to discreet transistors. Dave Reich, Theta 2009