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post #1 of 10 Old 04-01-2012, 01:25 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys!

I have the opportunity to pick up a JVC RS40 up for $1999 or an Epson 5010 for $2135.

I know the Epson 5010 is better for 3d and has higher lumens, but which will be better 2D HD x264s and blu-rays?

Also, I know some love the LCOS projectors, how do the Epson LCDs compare?

Would I be losing alot of quality by going with Epson?

Advice is always appreciated.

Thanks!
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I own the JVC RS45 and would push you towards the Epson 5010. Simply because of the better warranty and reliability.
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If you are going to watch in the dark and 2D is a priority then go with the JVC. The JVC is better in best mode for 2D. If you are going to use ambient light or 3D is priority the Epson's brighter modes make it a better choice.
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I would go with the JVC, but the Epson will be better on the bulb-life side....I own a JVC RS20 and if you love Sci-fi space, you can't beat the blacks on the JVC. BobL above is pretty correct. I've owned both epson and JVC just to let you know.....

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I totally agree with you fellows on the JVC. The image quality is superb! The price of admission is just a bit much for the quality. My unit is down for the second time in less than 3 months. I enjoy it very much, but if I had to do it again. I'd go with a more reliable projector. The Epson can't quite match it in the contrast/black area. But every where else it should do just as well if not better.

If I could get the JVC's contrast with the Benq's lamp life, I would be in heaven! 6000 hours has got to be terrific..if the lamp can last that long.
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Well guys, I orginally thought I would go with the JVC RS40, but the bulb issue scared me. I even called JVC and they could not guarantee me that the bulb would be covered if it went out.

So, I ended up getting a Epson 5010 for 2135 out the door with two pairs of 3D glasses thrown in. I am pretty happy with the deal!
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Well guys, I orginally thought I would go with the JVC RS40, but the bulb issue scared me. I even called JVC and they could not guarantee me that the bulb would be covered if it went out.

So, I ended up getting a Epson 5010 for 2135 out the door with two pairs of 3D glasses thrown in. I am pretty happy with the deal!

That's an excellent deal! Enjoy your new projector.
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This looks like a good place for my 1st post


I'm setting up my first Theater experience in about a month, I too am stuck on what Projector to get (budget $3000), I think I narrowed my options down to these 2 as-well. Problem is I would actually probably prefer the 5010, but I'm a gamer and the lag issue's worry me.
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As a gamer I'd look at the Mitsubishi 4000 if it fits your room. Both the JVC and Epson have a fair amount of lag time. If you don't care about 3D look for an 8700/9700 but the Mits is still better for lag.

Other options might be BenQ, Optoma or Sharp.
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many problems with JVC bulbs dying early. Also the bulbs are very expensive
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