since I was the one who started the 'Pearls buyers remorse' thread, I think I need to clarify something.
That was actually intended to be a cheerleading thread for
the Pearl. The title was meant to be facetious. The pre-order pricing had just come in on the RS1, which shocked a lot of people- I had just bought the Pearl a couple weeks earlier and did so because
1) by most accounts, including Jasons review here, it seemed like a good value in and of itself and
2) I didn't see anything on the horizon at that time that even approached the feature set or capabilities of it for anywhere near it's price.
I, like a lot of other people had expected the JVC to come in a good $2000 more (street) than the Pearl, so I had no second thoughts at the time I placed the order.
And the thing is, even after I got the Pearl, and found that it satisfied every single upgrade criteria I'd had
, human nature being what it is, I couldn't help but be intrigued (and somewhat wistful) over all the enthusiasm for the RS1 on display (along with some of the knocks the Pearl was taking as a by-product)
The grass always looks greener...and there is always something better just on the horizon. This is true for almost every purchase in this hobby.
That thread was started as a way to enumerate the many reasons why I or anyone else shouldn't
regret having bought or owning this pj- along with making a comment on the silliness of human nature.
So far, I've only had one issue that's bothered me with my pj, and that was the color uniformity. I used to look to the RS1 as the possible saviour from this, since everyone seemed so convinced that JVC QC in this regard would be much higher (even though they seem to be furiously trying to hit the same price points as the Sony which will undoubtedly enjoy much larger enconomies of scale) yet the latest anonymous review on the unit concluded
OOB Shading/white field uniformity is not perfect, a little coloration is noticeable.
well, hell- that's the same as what I have now. That's been the only weakness of the Pearl for me, and it appears even the Holy Grail RS1 isn't going to be immune from the problem.
what does that tell you.