Originally Posted by DavidHir
I realize this is a Sony thread, but just curious why you are not a fan of JVC?
I don't really hate JVC as a company. I have no opinion on it. It seems to be sell very reliable products (as opposed to Sony's contrast loss fiasco) and seem to be very innovate. But as far as JVC projectors:I had two bad experiences. Both projectors were supposedly the best at their time. I bought the first JVC G10, at introduction in 1998. It was $18,000 (Probably more like $25k in today;s dollars?). It was the only projector at that time, in that price range, with that much light output. LCDs were the only other competition. The picture was simply not good. Yes, I had it calibrated.. with a guy named William Phelps, who flew in from CA, to calibrate that JVC and set up my Marquee 9800lc. A lot of people on this forum were touting how great jvc would be, after calibration.. not!
About 10 years ago, the JVC RS 20 came out.. A lot of people here said it was finally the projector which beats the CRT in black levels etc. I had to ship it overseas for a friend.. and I suggested the JVC rs20, sight unseen, based on all the rave reviews here on AVS. Later, when I went overseas and actually saw it, I was very disappointed. The picture simply lacked - I don't know what to call it - what I liked in a much cheaper Sony projector at that time. Even my friend, who relied on my advice and who does not know anything about projectors or pictures said.. how come this new projector is not that great? I had to agree with him.. I can't describe in technical details why, but it was simply not a good picture.. Lacking crispness and naturalness? I am not sure how to phrase it.
A few years ago, I saw the jvc 65 eshift. It was pretty good but it still was not an amazing picture. I like the picture of my sony Qualia 004 better, even now. "Inky blacks" are not the only criteria for me. I love the Carl Zeiss lens on my qualia. Contrast is low but doesn't bother me... As is the case with the people who love their sony 1100 here, even after it has lost some of its contrast.
Hence my comment: Sight unseen, I am quite sure I would love the Sony 1100.. which would probably be my next projector, in about a year, once UHD is more abundant.