Originally Posted by wpwj40e
Mark - Another question..Were you able to verify if the 700 lumens (D65K) were independent of throw?
No, although if you follow JVC products they are always conservative on their specs both in lumens and contrast. It's likely that this is the reason for the recent 800 to 700 lumen downgrade (so they can ensure that the production units exceed 700 lumens).
Originally Posted by RobZ
Improved over the Pearl?
The SDE on the RS1 is improved over both the Pearl and the HD2K although this is subjective because I wasn't A/B testing them at the same time. After 2 years with my HD2K though, I have a pretty good feel what it looks like
. I mentioned in another thread that I was surprised how similar SDE looks between the Pearl SXRD and the 2nd gen DILA panels, I expected more differences between them (SXRD and 2nd gen DILA) and didn't see it. There was much bigger difference in SDE between the 1st (G series) and 2nd gen (SX/HX/HD series) DILA. The 3rd gen panels in the RS1 seem to be a further refinement although not by a huge amount. I also wasn't able to verify the focus which plays a big roll in examining SDE, the pixels looked well defined and sharp though.
Speaking of SDE, John Ballentine pointed out that the SDE on the HD10K + anamorphic lens demo was almost nonexistant. The combination of added pixel density and slightly more optical distortions nearly removed SDE completely from this demo. The HD10K was projecting onto the same size screen as the RS1, but it was done so anamorphically whereas the RS1 was 16x9 letterboxed onto a 2.35:1 screen. The lower pixel density (larger projected pixels) and sharper optical path (without the additional anamorphic lens) made the RS1 SDE a little more noticeable although without the anamorpihc lens I feel that this would be reversed.
Originally Posted by Bob Sorel
I'm not clear what you mean by this. Does the RS1 have a true color management system (like Sharp or Marantz)? Are all of the primaries and secondaries movable within the CIE colorspace, as well as having adjustments for luminance?
It's not a true color management system. It's similar to the HD2K/HD10K wjere the color gamut within the CIE colorspace is fixed, although points within the colorspace can be shifted with the RGB gains.
Originally Posted by Toe
I would also like some verification that throw does not affect lumen output if possible
I didn't take any measurements but Tom said that the lumen output won't be affected by throw. In actual practice I'm sure that there will be a small difference, but it shouldn't be as much as the Ruby.
Originally Posted by Jason Turk
Whoo hoo! This is excellent! Thanks Mark for doing my job. I couldn't make it to the show
You couldn't make it because you're too busy trying to find more room under the mattress for all of that RS1 cash.
I would have gladly traded places (and cash flow) with you. I also have to point out that Jason's CEDIA impressions were dead on. The RS1 is a great machine and Jason was one of those at CEDIA who got it right (more on that later).
Originally Posted by Andy Lammer
Any idea if there is the option/mode for lower contrast but higher lumen -> for sports watching ?
There is the high and low bulb setting modes. I also forgot to mention that there are a few color temperature settings (for the unsophsticated non AVS members who prefer something besides D65). Also there are the 4 gamma settings which is useful - As an example my Wm Phelps optimized HD2K uses these for: SD and HD sources coupled with and without a CCF filter. A person could also use a different gamma profile for something like say sports vs film.