Originally Posted by mario021976
I have an Optoma HD80 with a brilliant white Carada Screen and want to upgrade to a RS40. The only reason why i want to upgrade is because of 3D. These projectors are two different animals so my question is: Will there be an improvement in the 2D PQ on the RS40 over the Optoma HD80? I really hope that someone can help me out here!
I have personally demoed the HD80, which is DLP based obviously, years ago when I was shopping for either an Epson 6500ub or JVC RS20. And even then I thought the RS20 (calibrated) looked better than the HD80 (also calibrated).
What I remember about the Optoma though that it sounded like a jet engine in comparison to how whisper quite the RS20 was, which is the same case as with the RS40, it is also very quite in normal lamp mode, and still not as loud in high lamp mode as the Optoma is in normal lamp mode from memory. I just remember the HD80 being extremely and annoyingly loud, sounded like a fridge compressor going off.
The one thing I can say about DLPs, specifically the HD80 is that they are SUPER SHARP, but the overall picture and color fidelity and high native contrast ratio plus those amazingly inky blacks on the RS20 made the choice very easy. The JVC RS series of projectors generally have a softer film like image quality, while DLPs can look noticeably sharper but not as film like.
Everything I mentioned about the RS20 applies pretty much and to a better extent to the RS40, with the exception of a full CMS, which is not available on the RS40.
So in other words, I liked the RS20 much more than the HD80, and I definitely think the RS40 is noticeably better in almost every aspect than the RS20, so do the math