Originally Posted by Joesyah
You just said we owners would buy lamps every 6 months..I'm not planning to buy a lamp for at least a year if at all. I've owned 4 projectors. I haven't used one long enough to buy a lamp. Lets see how the new lamps of the JVC play out before we completely discount how long they will last.
My Benq w1000 is what I would use for regular TV. I don't watch enough TV to log those kind of hours even on a Flat panel..I work too much. This may be true about the Panny being better for games. It's also not that great contrast wise either. Of course you'll tell me their really really close. Not a chance in hell of that being the truth.
lol. Calm down bro. I'm just going by a poll on this site that has premature lamp failure for JVC projectors at 30%. That is beyond ridiculous. Maybe you are the not part of the unlucky 30% but who knows. For myself I have never had my lamp die on me either ( 4 years with 4805, and 4 years with Mitsu HC4900). I just don't buy all the hype about how much better the low level JVC's are compared to the best LCD's. To me the room environment is even more important than the projector itself. Yes, if you can have a true batcave in your home and have professional calibration you will probably unlock the real power of the JVC's black levels. But for most normal humans that won't happen.
In a normal home with light colored walls, some ambient light, and a white screen the JVC just does not justify its high cost of operation in my opinion. Like I said, I've seen both projectors in person. If you show a normal person the JVC and then the LCD I bet they won't even know the difference in black levels. You would probably have to fast forward to that one scene in the movie that lasts a few seconds that you can actually tell a BIG difference. But if you are a gamer or you like CFI you will be able to instantly tell the difference between the JVC and the Panasonic. The JVC just cannot keep up and will be loaded with artifacts or slow reaction time.
No projector is the best for everyone. I'm just bringing a reasonable viewpoint to those who think in their average room (light walls ect) that the JVC will be 100x better than the LCD's. Its just not true for a normal human.