Originally Posted by Seegs108
All I want is an improvement in motion and my next projector may very well be a true 4K JVC. The more I hear about the new Sony 600ES, the less interested I am in it. Cine4Home reports only 6000:1 native contrast and a lens no where near the quality of the 1000ES.
From the cine4home review, the lens doesn't sound bad at all... just not the same as one on a 25K projector.
"Nothing has changed more in the 4K panel, there are the same used as in VW1000. However, the path has been completely revised and recognized the red tape on the projection lens, which of course the full 8 megapixels on the screen dissolves, but not quite as high quality goes down, as in VW1000, one of the main reasons for the price difference
Also, the 6000:1 contrast is close throw iris open, and 15,000:1 iris closed. The VW1000 only had i believe 18,000:1 with iris closed. Another quote:
"But where there is light, there is shadow, of course: the high light yield in relation to the light intensity is the price of lower contrast: around 20% less native contrast offers the VW500, located between 6000:1 (On Iris / Zoom Max) and 15,000: 1 (for iris, zoom min) moves. Of course, this is still impressive values that allow an excellent plasticity epitome
I am also cautiously optimistic about the VW500, and have been looking at b stock vw1000s for the last year. Hopefully the projector turns out to be awesome, but who knows.
As for JVC, i would LOVE to get the native contrast of the RS66 successor, but 2 things are holding me back.
1) No true 4K. For around the same price as the VW500. Maybe reports are wrong and the new higher end JVCs WILL have 4K, but i'm not spending that much money on a 1080p machine again at this point.
2) Input lag for gaming. This is the real reason i've never gone with a JVC. The higher end models with E-shift have worse lag than the lower end rs46. Like, around 100ms lag. Why don't they fix this?