Anyone hear about the new JVC R1 everyone has been raving about? Was over at that thread and I mentioned something about the noise level of the fan in there specs and the few people thought I called there baby ugly. LOL Seems a few people over there are a tad touchy, I am not sure if waiting for this projector is going to yeild a much greater PQ at a cost of $2500 more. I just haven't had good luck with JVC, as I am sure the same goes for some people about Sony. There are a few people that have seen it, most haven't and they are ordering off of specs and limited reviews, not sure if I should fence sit till CES is over or try to buy a Pearl now at a decent price or wait on the JVC......
kanefsky: Then that is good news...... JVC doesn't discount and usually sticks right at there retail price which most dealers tend to follow. Now this is coming from a guy I know that is a JVC dealer, so hopefully you are correct.
Donnerhead: A preorder on the RS1? This thing isn't being released till Feb. if memory serves me right. I sure am not going to preorder and or think of buying a unit till I see it in person, too much money on hand to take a risk.... The Pearl I have seen several times now, and each time I am very impressed.
Saw both the Pearl and RS1 prototype at Cedia. Both looked incredible, but the RS1 had a little something extra Enough so that I was trying to figure out how to save more to get it over the Pearl, even at the $7000 it was going to come in at. When the preorder price hit, it was a no brainer
I do agree with you though. If I had not experienced what I did, I would be skeptical as well.
i had been seriously considering the Pearl (to replace my Marantz S3); but ultimately decided to get on the RS1 preorder list.
then a Pearl kinda dropped into my lap. i picked it up last Sunday and have been enjoying it since. i also ordered the Crystalio II video processor, which arrived Wednesday. i did a minimal set-up on the Pearl......pretty much plug and play. the Pearl was very impressive right out of the box. Wednesday night i inserted the C2 into the chain and everything got better; sharper, punchier and simply more refined. the C2 was easy for me (mostly a novice) to figure out and has the most intuative and easy to navigate interface i've ever seen on something this sophisticated.
anyway; the Pearl/C2 combo, with minimal adjustment, is pretty damn good.
last night my ISCO III lens arrived; and next week i'll have my da-lite 1.5 115" x 49" 2:35-1 screen with mechanized masking for CH. hopefully Tryg will figure out a mounting system for the lens soon.
my plan is to purchase the RSI when the preorder ships and compare them side by side.
mike lavigne: we will need to see pics of course. I might hold off on my HS51 sale and wait till after CES before I make my final choice. After seeing the Sony Pearl, I must say I could be very happy with that puppy for along time. JVC just scares me, because I have had issues with QC with many other products, just hope there FPs are put together better. I heard they are trying to keep the price low to compete with other manufactuers, like Sony etc... If you look at the street price of the Pearl 3800-3900 and compare that to the R1, it better be a ton better if it is a lot more expensive. Granted I have a room that doesn't need to burn the image in to your retina LOL Brighter isn't always better, but it sounds like the R1 does a lot of things right, so some say....
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