Originally Posted by Bob Sorel
You are definitely not seeing the same Ruby that I am. My Ruby has incredible depth and 3D effect. My hopes are that the RS-1 will just have more
of what I already like in the Ruby...
Bob, let me say this: I know many people here at AVS, including a calibrator who I have met several times, who I have a tremendous amount of respect for in terms of knowledge when it comes to what constitutes excellent picture quality, who either own a Pearl or Ruby, or have spent time calibrating them.
I have made posts here, and spoken with people in person regarding the Pearl and Ruby, and it does seem that I am in a minority in thinking that they look flat, lacking punch, depth and 3 dimensionality. This, despite the fact that I was informed that the Ruby I saw was ISF calibrated.
I will assume that the Sony SXRD pjs that I saw could have been made to look much better. But, that said, given what I saw, they still lacked depth, punch and three dimensionality. And this was not at all subtle. I am talking about scenes with average brightness.
So, I hope that the two I saw were anomalies, and they are actually capable of delivering an image with much more depth and intrascene contrast, without looking "flat". I personally would not buy one based on what I saw, but realize I have only seen the Pearl and Ruby once for about 45 minutes each. But I am completely open minded about the issue, and would really like to see one that was well set up. Ironically, I am seriously considering the purchase of a Sony 60" SXRD set for our family room over the 1080p DLP sets, as I don't find the same issue with depth in the RPTV sets.
I am hoping that the native contrast ratio and other specs of the JVC will result in a big improvement in the depth of the image.