Ok you probably want to know what the stars of the show were. Well CES isn't a big home theater show like CEDIA. In fact many of the big hitters barely set up booths! Probably in the future most will just move to showing at CEDIA and bypass CES. There is simply too much other electronics here that cant possibly all be seen in a week.
Not much to further report on screens. I did see the DNP Supernova and thought it was pretty good. A miracle cure for ambient light? Nope.
Projectors. I saw the Optima, Meridian(JVC HD10k), and many other 720p or less DLPs. The real stars of the show were the JVC RS-1 and the Sim2 HT5000. Both looked Marvelous.
JVC RS1. Wow this has definitely raised the bar for everyone else. JVC had their infamous Pearl vs. RS1 side by side demo and it definitely didn't disappoint. 15:000:1 native is a clear winner over the dynamic iris.
If you like black this is the projector for you! I often could not tell the difference between the masking on the screen and the black level. Masking? Do you need it when your black level is this good? Nope. The black bars on 2.35 content are a non issue. Never was I distracted in any way by them. Your total attention is on the image. No masking necessary. The best at the show.
sorry for the fuzziness. I didn't have a tripod
Brightness. This sucker is plenty bright. Yes I would like to have a 2000 lumen version but I'll definitely settle for the stunning picture at 700 lumens. Use a high gain screen if you need to. Demo was shown on a 120? Studiotek 130 and we were getting almost 18- 20 foot lamberts.
I could go on an on about how awesome this projector is but I'll save that for my official review soon.
JVC had some other interesting items like a 2.35 rear projection unit., and a 3D rear projection unit that you can play cheap videogames on and it looks incredible. Madden 07 on this thing was unbelievable. You feel like you are actually on the field. Finally maybe a 2.35 projector in 2008? Who knows?