[quote=millerwill;14549253]Yes, the perennial question: is the new model enough of an improvement to justify upgrading, or to wait til next year? With the possible breakthrough of led/dlp next year, it is tempting to delay upgrading; but we all remember waiting for the Holy Grail of SED, right?
The new RS20 sounds like it refines the RS2 in all the important ways we users have been advocating: most importantly, a CMS (whether 'full' or not is not yet clear), significantly quieter fan noise. The adjustable iris had not been on my radar screen, but it sounds like a very useful addition; will be interesting to find out what the CR comes down to in its high brightness (800 lumen) mode.
My alternative to not upgrading this year was to get a Lumagen Radiance (>$4K) to go with my RS1. But it sounds like the RS20 may go for not much more than 1.5 of the Radiance, and not need an external vp, so my current leaning is to go for it; will make my daughter and son-in-law happy (to inherent the RS1). I can keep it for 2 years, say, and then we'll see what led/dlp has come to by then.
Of course I reserve the right to change my mind![/QUOT
This is not to poke at anyone.But why is fp the only TV'S people want to upgrade every year.No one does this with other type's of Tv's.I grew up keeping the same TV intill it broke.Chasing these specs' to think you will get better blacks contrast resolution ect is a expensive game.Like audio'Room treatments will usally get more bang'like painting the ceilings black ect.To me it just looks like a addiction.I am guilty also.I can see wanting a new fp if you have a older 720p and want one of the new 1080p.But if I had a sony vw60 or Jvc rs1 or AE2000'I would not want to upgrade to just have the latest fp.Myself I want a new 1080p to replace my ax200.I think I will get a worth while bang.Thanks