Originally Posted by whitetrash66
this may sound negative, but is anyone else a little dissapointed at Cedia/IFA this year?
Sony: no VW1000 successor, no VW95 successor, HW50 succeeds HW30, brighter and some sort of sharpness enhancer
JVC: Basically last years projectors with (probably unnoticeable) incrimental black level improvement, RF glasses, and Eshift 2. Same price as old series. Hopefully ghosting improved, but no improvement on lag?
Epson: all the projectors are almost identical to last year
Mits: No SXRD successor, new DLPs are very similar to old series
Panasonic: Almost the same as lest year
Don't get me wrong, there are incremental improvements, but no lasers, no leds, no new 4k, no contrast breakthrough. next year maybe? i think i'll wait until i find a used VW1000:p
I dont think you are being negative, I think you are being honest and realistic and I agree with you. Not much to get excited about this year from any of these projectors IMO vs last year.
As far as JVC goes, if there is some improvement in ghosting it certainly wont be significant with the same 120hz. I would be surprised if there was ANY improvement to be honest.
Like you mention, still no improvement to lag either. I love my 45 for 2d movies, but if I was in the market right now for a single projector solution, I would not buy a JVC since it feels like more of a 1 trick pony (movies). Anyone who wants to also play games (and cares about performance/lag) and enjoy 3d, well the JVC is not great for either (in the case of 3d, it is far from great
). With the competition having better all around units like Epson which will be at least good with everything, it is getting harder to justify buying a JVC IMO when it has some significant weaknesses in other areas outside of movie watching. Epson heard the complaints about the lag last year and they have made improvements in this area from what we are hearing. People have been complaining about this to JVC for years now and still nothing.........
I think JVC is resting too comfortably on their native contrast heels and not working on other areas where they are weak vs their competition. Native contrast is awesome no doubt, but it is FAR from the only factor that makes up a great projector.