Originally Posted by amb1s1
I'm going back and for between these two Projectors. This is what I need and what is going to be use for:
Room is going to be light control
Screen 125" cinemascope screen
Shooting distance between 14' to 15
Seating at 11'
What is going to be use for:
30% to 40%- Regular Cable (FIOS)
10% to 20% - Game
What I want from my projector is that I can watch all my media in cinemascope 2.35.1 format. I also want to be able to have some ambient light for like a Boxing night with friends. Other option is that because of my room dimension I can't have the projector right on center so I will need a projector that allow me to shift the lens horizontal and vertical to be able do this.
because how easy is to have my cinemascope fill without the need of lens or Video Processor(I know that with a lens I get a better picture quality, but I can spend couple of K for a lens, so that is not an option)
What I heard is that you need a dark room to be able to enjoy this projector and that the input lag is really bad. In my case I don't play online I just play sports and racing games.
it's tough to address the brightness without knowing your tastes. I have an x35 which is essentially the x55 without eshift. I use it on a 120" 1.0 gain white screen, and 100" .8gain grey screen. on both I find the picture to be exceptionally bright and I have the iris fully closed on low lamp with eco on(not sure if eco actually affects the brightness?) I am able to watch tv and movies quite comfortably with the seating lights on(overhead pot lights directly above seating area, about 15feet back from screen) an the picture is still very watchable.
all these pics were taken with the same exposure/iso settings. not great pics, but ok for comparisons i think. this is with potlights on directly in front of the screen. it's not really watchable, but even if it was it's uncomfortably bright in my room.
this is with just the rear pot lights on full. this is watchable, reminds me of the cheap 3LCD Epson the jvc replaced. you lose some shadow details, but it's still watchable. I would also argue the room lighting is about twice as bright as what is comfortable to view in.
last one with the lights off, just for comparison(camera skills need work)
here's another shot, this time with lights off, and then with lights at a comfortable 'on', so about 25% in the rear.
lights on 25%
more examples at difference lighting conditions:
I think when ppl say you need a dark room for the jvc, it's because its so black, that unless you have no windows and no lights on in the room, it's usually not the projector spilling light into the blacks areas of the screen. for comparison, if I put my cell phone(3" screen) on top of the projector and have it face the screen, I can tell when it's on because the blacks on screen rise. don't get me wrong, this doesn't make the image unwatchable, it just makes it look like most other projectors that can't get as black as the jvc.
gaming lag is another one that's hard to address. it's there, it may be noticeable. I don't find gaming on my x35 as issue at all, but I've always sucked online and rarely play against anybody that's not sitting beside me. for sports games I think you just 'adjust' your timing cause I don't notice it at all. imo, it's right at that point where about 20ms more would be it noticeable to pretty much everybody, but 20ms less would make it almost impossible for anyone other than the hardcore tournament player to complain about.
the only con I have about the jvc after using if for a few months, is the motion handling. this isn't something I've really cared about, or noticed in the past. i'm not one of those guys that can't stand watching sports on an LCD. but with the huge screen size flaws get magnified as well. I find if I sit front row, which is right around 1-1.2x screen width, fast motion kind of makes me sick. you can't really focus on anything on screen, it all goes blurry, and with the huge size it has a pretty strong affect on me(enough that sometimes I look away). I should point out, i'm talking about when something moves across the screen quickly, but when the camera pans quickly. so for video games and watching sports, I don't find this an issue, as it's rare that the entire screen pans quickly. doing a super quick 360 in COD might be the closest it comes to being an issue, but i'm not good enough to pull that off anyway, haha.
also double check your location will work. I had to move my x35 about 2inches lower than I had intended because using just a little bit of the horizontal shift greatly affected how much vertical shift I could use.