Looks like some tangible improvements this year from JVC:
Good review but would of like to know more about the entry level model as well
No problem, Gary; I took the bait! I've just been so pleased with my HP screens (initially the old 2.8, and now a 2.4 since I wanted to go larger!), and having as large a screen as I wanted would not have been feasible without the HP. My original HP2.8 was a 110x62 (16x9) screen with a JVC RS20, but I like it so much I wanted to go bigger, to take advantage of all the wall space available. So my present HP2.4 is 144x72, giving me 144x61 for 2.35 pics, and 136x72 for 17x9 (with my present Sony 1000ES pj).
Even though the Sony1000 is much brighter than my previous RS20, with this size screen I very much appreciate the HP screen. I do like the 'giant plasma' look.
It's nothing special, simply a former master BR (17.5x14x8.3H) that became a teenager den when we added a second story, and with my two daughter now married (each having produced 2 grandchildren!) and out of the house, I inherited it as 'my' room. My wife made heavy dark drapes to cover up windows, so no external light, and I've added ProtoStar material on the ceiling out ~8 ft from the screen wall, and black velvet on the screen and side walls. So by now, though not a true 'bat cave', it's pretty close. I sit ~ 11 ft from the screen, so ~ 1.0 SW (144W for 2.35, 136W for 17x9); I do like the 'big screen' pic!
My wife of 45 yrs passed away (too young) about 1.5 yrs ago, so now it's mainly just me, with friends over occasionally. It's a great source of pleasure.