Originally Posted by patricksull
Curious what you guys think. I bought a JVC DLA-RS2 two years ago, used it, and love it.
Some of you are missing one important point that the OP stated. He "loves" his RS2. I would therefore speculate that, like me, he finds the colors to not be that significant of an issue. At least not one that has pressed him to upgrade in the last two years. Now a good deal has come along whereby he'll be able to trade up for $1500. That upgrade will buy him another Dila PJ with a CMS and some better specs. Basically, the next generation of JVC from the RS2.
To make that leap, he needs to take a few things into account. Namely, can he sell his RS2 and what will he get for it. Compare that figure plus the additional $1500 to what an RS20 or RS25 go for. His call will be to upgrade to either model or save the $1500 and wait for an even bigger leap in technology. That's his real desicion. Since he's guaranteed to offload the older RS2 without any hastle selling it that needs to come into play as well.
In my case, if someone offered to take my RS2 clone plus $1500 for a new RS20 clone, I'd probably do it. I only paid $2500 for it new, so I'd be spending $4K for a new RS20 clone. That's worth the upgrade as it's probably cheaper than I could buy one outright and certainly less than a new RS25. However, I still find my FPJ1 to be very satisfying and don't feel any pressing need to upgrade as this time.
As for the gamut argument, yes the RS2 is off, but no, it's not terrible. Get the grayscale right, tone down the reds and it's not bad. Certainly not as horrible as some posters make it sound. Geez, back in the day, the RS2 was highly touted. A lot of AVS posters are pretty sad in their elitism, have very short memories, or both.