Originally Posted by zombie10k
I do like it bright, it's a pretty big screen @ 142". I can see fine, it's just my preference for retina searing brightness when watching movies. I was really spoiled by that little $500 Acer because it's a light cannon and has plenty of lumens to spare. Since I am working on a shelf mount setup, I think I am going to mount both the JVC RS40 and the Acer 5360. My Pioneer SC-07 has dual HDMI outputs, so it will be easy to just decide which projector to turn on.
This way I can watch TV on the Acer, and preserve the JVC's bulb for movies. Even with the quality Verizon FIOS, there isn't much I watch on TV that i'd be missing on the RS40. Plus the Acer bulb is only $125, I'll leave that thing on all the time at that price.
Since you plan on having your Acer and RS40 in the same room, on the same screen, how about some side by side screen shots? That is, figure out a way to mask the projectors so that each shows half the image. That way, we can all see how they compare - contrast, color, resolution, detail - at least as much as a camera image of a projection screen can show. Maybe some full screen shots and some closer ones (I realize that the Acer is 720p and the JVC is 1080p). And it would be helpful if you could even out the brightness by setting the JVC iris to match the Acer's light output (if it even can). That would be especially interesting for me because you also have an HP.
BTW, I'm not thinking of canceling my RS40 order for an Acer, no matter what such shots might show. I'm getting really excited about the prospect of re-watching many of my favorite movies on the RS40, and there's no way I could live with the Acer for normal 2D viewing. I just think it would be an interesting exercise, especially given the bang for the buck value the Acer brings to the table.
Just a thought.