Originally Posted by DaGamePimp
Sounds like the 250 could be the new king of the sub $3K title but the fact that it lacks a CMS has me recalling the days of the original JVC's over saturated candy colors. I am eager to see just how accurate JVC's presets are on the HD250 (hopefully there are 'accurate' out of the box D65/6500K/REC709 settings). I am very interested in this unit and possibly the 'coming soon' RS40.
Please read the earlier posts about this projector: It is exactly the same as the RS10 (HD350), apart from having a matt black case. No different firmware, no 'accurate' presets (that's the new RS40 that you might be confussing it with). The HD250/350/RS10 is
oversaturated in colour terms, you can either live with it, add a Lumagen HDP and mitigate the colour quite well (though it still won't measure that close, it will appear better subjectively). Or you can buy a Duo or VideoEQ to provide outboard CMS to correct it perfectly. If you had the money for a Lumagen Radience I'd suggest you bought a new X7 to start with.
How do I know these things? I've done the HD350 thing; turn the colour down a bit>HDQ mitigate the colours bit>bought a VideoEQ and adjusted it spot on for a perfect rec709 result. For the price these are now selling at (almost half what I paid for mine
) these are fantastic projectors that blow the competition away IMHO: AE4000, Epson, etc. I paid pretty much the current price on top of
what I sold an AE3000 for to buy my HD350, so it's clear that for the new low price I think a HD250 smokes the AE4000, etc.
Of course it isn't perfect, but read the threads in a few months on the X7 and X9. I'll bet there is something people don't like either. Don't get hung up trying to work out what 'improvements' the HD250 has...it's just an RS10/HD350.