So, where already talking about next years models.
Originally Posted by audiovideoholic
I just dont know what JVC has been doing in the past 3+ years. They were producing the very best all around pjs at great price points and then it was like they just quit caring about anything other than contrast, except for the eshift which is just a feature for drawing in those that are on the fence about true 4k, IMO. They used to make it a purpose to produce a product that truly outperform the others. Now their 3D is well behind even most of the cheapest of models, lamps and brightness are nowhere near what they should be when compared to rivals. I absolutely love my RS1x that outperforms anything in its price range across the board in my opion, but every since I've started wanting to upgrade it the newer models have had more problems than an AA/NA meeting. One would think that a company that only has R&D with pretty much one technology would get it right with all the problems that keep recurring throughout the next models. I just really dont get it at all. If they want to develope a 3D pj then they should do it right or just stick to an awesome 2D pj that really cant be touched by its rivals. Its obvious the 3D on every JVC pj is really lacking compared to its competitors and even the lower priced brands. They should use lamps that are equivalent to what they used to use, hell I could use a lamp for well over 1500 hrs no problem at all. To me something has really changed the way things are run in corp but thats just me. I havent done any research because none of their pjs have been worth upgrading to in quite a while when looking back at their track history in the business. I thought that maybe using two RS45s would be a good solution for its brightness and crosstalk issues for a while but that even turned me off. Bottom line is the company isnt what it was 4 or 5 years ago for some reason. I've been waiting and waiting for a new release from them that will prove they are still trying to be on top in this business but it hasnt even come close to happening! Please excuse this rant but I'm sure I'm not the only one of many that truly feel this way! I thought I would be a JVC pj guy for life since they are one of the only companies that truly have one technology to make work the best that they can and it seems like they dont even try to fix their ongoing problems. Once they get back to making the pjs of old I'll be right back on their bandwagon that I jumped straight off head first. I think it may have started when the best parts were used to make the select pjs for sales gimmick or whatever that might have been called. Point is they were the same parts as in the other pjs but just inspected to make sure they were working properly. What kind of crap is that? I'm done and really hope they make a strong surge with the 3D crosstalk and lamps. Then I'll be right back in line waiting for one to arrive at the door.
Have you seen the newer JVCs or are you going off bro-science? How much did you pay for your JVC? In the last two years, JVC has reduced the price of the entry model. The 45 is now less than $3k from AVS. You could buy a lot of bulbs for the price difference.
As Ron has pointed out, there are reasons why JVC hasn't gotten better 3D performance. To be honest, anything outside of DLP looks like crap to me in 3D. What each individual needs to determine is his minimum threshold for various performance criteria. For some only the on/off cr of the JVC will do, while for others the reduced on/off cr but slightly better 3D of the Sonys is their minimum threshold.