Originally Posted by Warbie
Cheers for that Jacko.
How do you find the jvc for dark scenes in general?
The price of the HD80 and the close proximity of Cedia are the only things holding me back at the moment. My ceiling is only 7.5 ' high too.
warbie, the HD1 is superb with dark scenes and other scenes without brightly lit parts of the image, despite my white walls and ceilings. I project onto a Beamax 1.0 gain matte white screen, 92" diag. and I have an ND2 filter fitted to keep the brightness down.
My only complaint is the washed out effect when you have a fairly large light background with a dark foreground.
Small areas of brightness, eg. stars in a night sky, or a flashlight in a cave, do not have this effect. The background remains inky black and the light source is very bright.
The wost example is say, someone in a dark suit walking slowly past a window. The change in contrast is very obvious as he enters and leaves the bright window area. His suit changes from black to dark grey and back to black and a haze passes over the image for that short moment.
I find that I am sensitive to this characteristic, others might say that I am nit picking.
In arecent review in Ultimate AV, when comparing The JVC HD1/RS1 with the DLP Sharp XV-Z20000, the reviewer said;
"Blacks could turn a little grey on the JVC in scenes with dark foreground details and strong backlighting"
He also went on to say;
"Overall, however, the Sharp XV20000 still has the best combination of deep blacks and consistent scene to scene contrast ratio I've yet seen on a digital projector"
This is, I conclude a function of the higher ansi contrast ratio. ( my comment)
Personally, I think I would be prepared to trade some black level for a higher ansi contrast ratio. Would the HD80 fit the bill? I don't know without seeing it, but the ansi contrast is double that of the 1080p LCD PJs. (or more) and about 40% higher than the JVC HD1.