Originally Posted by rsrivast
Looks to me like JVC 70FH96 is sub-standard after reading this review. David Katzmaier is a very optimimistic reviewer, even he didn't have much positive things to say about this display. It will get slaughtered by other 'critique' reviewers when it hits the open waters. Major issues:
1) Picture settings are global, not localized to a specific input. My 10 year old sony has localized picture settings.
2) Slow input switching (3..5 sec/input) and NO direct input switching. Major issue in a typical HT setup.
3) NO 1080p input capability (no surprise here).
4) Lousy user interface.
5) Color temperature less accurate than other 1080p displays.
6) Poor contrast ratio in Theater Pro mode (<26 ftL), meaning it needs total darkness.
7) Non uniform screen focus ("noticiably fuzzier towards the screen edges").
8) NO ATSC TV guide on screen program. My six year old Samsung ATSC STB has this feature.
All this for ~$6000 retail? Give me a break!!!
Certainly looks like I got taken since my 61" pro is in transit from the power buy purchase. I am keeping my fingers crossed, hoping the PRO edition is slightly better in some of these shortcomings. I won't be suprised if this posting gets deleted since it may affect the AVS power buy sales. Too bad, no PB return policy.
1) Picture settings are not as global as he stated.
2) Mine takes less than 3 seconds to switch inputs. It isn't fast, but it isn't 3.5 seconds. More like 2.
3) 1080P works for me on my Pro.
4) The user interface isn't that bad. It isn't as good as the SXRD, but it works fine for me.
5) My Pro seems to have a very accurate color temperature. I haven't pulled out a sencore to measure though.
6)You mean low light in theater pro mode. The contrast ratio looks pretty dang good in that mode when the lights are off. It is a great lights out mode! The Standard mode ups the brighness considerably. There is even a burn your eyeballs bright mode if you go for that.
I actually like this feature.
7) Mine has uniform screen focus. I thought he was talking about a color shift not focus. This is a common lcos problem. I haven't been able to see any of that yet. I just installed my OPPO this evening and haven't had a chance to put up different ire screens to see color uniformity.
8) I use dish network so I guess this one doesn't bother me. Maybe it is a big issue for some. There was something for OTA programming information that I noticed on mine, but it didn't seem all that great.
As for the reviewer, I think he said a lot of positive things. As for my personal experience, I have no regrets on the purchase. Let us know how it goes when you receive yours. I don't think it will be nearly as bad as you fear.