Originally Posted by OzHDHT
In that context I've never had a drama with any of the VW's, especially since the VW70.
I had lots of drama with the vw70 even though overall it was a nice projector, for starters it had a completely broken CMS, banding in dark scenes, NR issues, IRIS was unnoticeable but also didn't close down far enough on many scenes, and a general milkiness to the image. The color was outstanding however. I am sure these issues have been fixed on the newer Sony's, but I do not think the vw70 was anything extraordinary at its $8000 MSRP. Now for the people that got the older VW's in the AVS deal and paid 1/3rd the retail price, yah it was something special at that price for sure. I didn't hate it or anything, but it had issues that I didn't expect an $8000 MSRP projector to have, which is why I was dissapointed in it. I am sure an external processor could have helped in reducing the issues, but I didn't think a projector at this price should have so many problems.
As far as JVC, most of us JVC buyers did not buy it for 3D or sports or gaming, I surely didn't, and I am the first to direct people to the Sony if they ask for those things (or more commonly tell them to look into a DLP). Now I can buy the Mits hc7800 in addition to the JVC RS-45 for just a bit more then the price of the Sony vw95es. Heck, I can equip an Optoma hd33 in almost every room of my house if I really wanted.
The vw95es seems like an exceptional projector that solves the issues that the JVC's have, but it is still more expensive, even more than an RS-55 AFIK. Now you guys with the extra cash to spend, this is a great projector, and I think it's worth it, but thinking in terms of pure numbers, the RS-45 deal was darn hard to beat. I am a multi-projector guy kind of like Zombie, maybe not to the same degree as him, but it's still harder for me to sink all my money into one unit. However, this projector is in another league compared to the lower end JVC's, not just on PQ, but definitely on price as well. Most of the JVC vs. Sony comparisons aren't really valid when price is taken into consideration, at least not on the prices I've seen so far.