Originally Posted by clehner
Well, the HC7000 is a very nice machine. However for starters, it certainly cannot compete with the fill factor of a D-ILA machine. So, if your are sitting closer to the screen D-ILA certainly has its advantages. Secondly the HC7000 needs a DI to produce similar On/Off results as an HD100, so there is always a point where a HD100 is superior in picture dynamics.
If you want an excellent machine with state of the art LCD projector quality that is virtually silent, the HC7000 is certainly your best bet.
If you sit and analyze every little characteristic, then yes, there are areas where the JVC may be better. I don't do that when I sit down to watch a movie. Put them up side by side and take in the entire picture as a whole, each on their own screen, playing the same source, and the hc7000u had the more appealing picture IMO.
In regards to the epson, their was a noticeable difference in overall black level. The only calibration done to either machine was with the get grey dvd. Quick and dirty but both were set up similiarly based on that disc.
I had them both playing at the same time and jumped back and forth covering up the other's lense.