Originally Posted by Woof Woof
Do you have the RS40/50 or the Sony for comparison as well?
I recall one owner had a JVC as well but he got held up in posting his impressions.
Sorry, I probably should have written how I got to the conclution that sharp are the better one.
I don't own any of the other 3D projectors, I've only got them demoed at the shops that sell them.
You might say that 1,5 hrs. watching the X3, and 30 min. watching the sony is too short a time to come to a conclution like I just did, and I actually agree...
but... the sony is almost twice as expensive and the light output is way too low in 3D, and I did see Crosstalk/chosting in the material that I got demoed.
If that viewing had impressed me I would have bought one, but at the time I wanted perfect and the feeling I got after viewing it was that the JVC was better (just came from my the jvc demo)
When watching JVC X3, I keept getting distracted by the fact that the ppl in the shop, had no clue as how to setup a PJ and the image was much wider in the bottom than the top.
Had I then known what lens shift is, and the fact that I could place it without any problems at all in my HT, I would have bought it right there because I wanted 3D pretty bad at that time.
so, I watched Avatar under less than perfect conditions, but it was an impressive display and I could enjoy the movie and the 3D. Avatar looked great, but then again, it's designed to look amazing in 3D.
After avatar I watched one of those demo discs, where you first select what clips to see, then press play (probably made for demoing in a store, too impress a wide range of audience).
There I could see noticable crosstalk, in a high contrast clip (someone drawing a house or somthing on bright background) I could see the "shadows" up to 5" to the sides of the drawing...
At that point I could write that off as bad demo material, but because the ppl in the store had told me that there was no way I could place it in my current HT, there was no point in buying it.
Knowing what I know today, maybe I should call and thank them ;-)
The two more expensive JVCs I have not seen, from what I've read it seems that the cheapest one is the popular one, most likely due to the pricetag compared to it's brothers.
The fact that the CMS of the two top models, is impossible to calibrate is probably keeping ppl from buying it. I've not tried calibrating it myself, but some of the most experienced in the field, say it's not possible with the current firmware.
My conclution is therfore:
If you want great 3D, buy Sharp.
If you want a great picture, with the posibillety of watching 3D once in a while, buy a JVC RS 40/X3. JVC should be able to produce a superrior black level, for us who like our blacks to be black.
sry about the looong response :-/