Originally Posted by thezaks
Thanks! When you mention gaming, do you mean computer games or ? We have a Wii U at home, and that is the only gaming we do at home. Would a JVC be OK with Wii U games?
Also, with a .8 DNP and the X500, I'm wondering if I would be able to keep the JVC on low lamp mode for a nearly dark room?
So long as you're not playing fast-twitch games (e.g. competitive online-multiplayer first person shooters where the lowest delay/lag means the difference between you killing someone before they kill you) then you should be fine. I do play those games and I still do good and enjoy it, but I hope JVC makes the next model better in this regard. I would think you would be fine with the Wii U, just create a Custom mode and name it "Game" and turn off as much processing as possible. This will yield the lowest lag for gaming.
100" dnp .8 + X500 should be fine in a dark room in low lamp mode with a new bulb, but I'm not sure how well it will be in low lamp with 2000 hours on the bulb. My bulb is still nice and bright and I'm at ~1250 hours. If you're set on getting the dnp .8, just get the X500/RS49 from somewhere with a return policy and try it out...if it's too dim then return it. Then you will know that you will need a brighter projector (even brighter than the Sony HW55). Epson 6030 would be the next best option unless you want to spend even more money, or get a bright DLP (but then contrast and black levels may not be that great - though that black dnp .8 screen will definitely help a DLP have better contrast).
Folks w/ dnp .8 (I believe both have ~100" diagonal screens)
Both have projectors that get pretty bright. Andreas has a super expensive pj and Kev has a super cheap pj, but they both light that material up well. I believe the JVC will work fine in the beginning, I just don't know how it will fare as the lamp ages.
Andreas has a Sony VW1000
Kev has a Epson 8350 (that was awhile back though, probably has something different now)