Originally Posted by Benito Joaquin
You can find it for that price if you look hard. Just be careful who you purchase from....make sure they are reputable dealers.
I'd also recommend the HD250 over the panny. Only thing the panny has over the JVC is the lens memory feature. Everything else is better on the HD250 (my opinion).
Hi Benito, - you used to be at Stewart Filmscreen - yes? Give me a shout!
Hey md_02, everyone's given you pretty consistent advice. That said, here's some more.
The Panasonic will produce more lumens when you want max (ie for sports viewing). Lens memory is cool, but...
the real issue is Sept 7th. That's the first day of CEDIA, and Panasonic will (with near 100% certainty) be showing their new 3D replacement for the PT-AE4000. Pricing, etc. all unknown, but sure to be an interesting product, especially since it may well be the first 3LCD 3D home theater projector to hit... That said, JVC's have great pictures, even if the HD250 behaves like the RS10 and not the RS15 (specs closer to the 2 gen old RS10), black levels will be at least as good as the Panny, and without needing a dynamic iris. Overall, typically JVC's lower end projectors do not have the color controls of the more expensive ones, so getting perfect color is usually challenging. In other words, while the results can be great, the RS20/25/35/50/60... should have better color management. I say that, however without being able to lay my hands on one.
Hey, any of you HD250 owners want to loan your projector to us at www.projectorreviews.com
so we can do a quick review - free calibration (same level we always do), and I'll pay the freight. Will need it for at least 5 full days, no more than 8. if so, let me know asap... -art