It's been nearly 2 weeks since taking delivery of the 4810. We continue to be impressed. When I set the projector up I used an sd-dvd, something we'd watched the night before and still in the player. All I was trying to do was verify that the projector was working. Frankly, the image didn't look very good. OK, I thought, we'll be primarily watching Blu-Ray with this projector. This was in keeping with our RS45. Blu-Ray looked great, but it was pretty unforgiving of marginal source material. After getting comfortable with the eShift, I "discovered" that one of the settings was labeled "SD", so I tried that and was very, very surprised to discover that SD material looked good on the 4810. The increased pixel density provided a richer looking image, even on marginal source material! Our conclusion is that the additional settings on the 4810 allow for more adjustments that can bring out the best in any source material (but I'm not about to drag out the old VHS tape deck!).
It should be noted that our prime viewing spot is 1x the width of our screen. We sit close. That makes the improved image even more impressive.
3D looked great! It's something we simply didn't even try with our RS45. As noted in an earlier post, there aren't enough films available in 3D that we are interested in. Now I'm placing orders! We're using the Samsung 5100 glasses and they seem to work well. We haven't tried other glasses, but it is hard to imagine the JVC or other glasses can justify an extra $80 per pair. However, to be fair, we are open-minded about this. If any of you wish to loan us a pair of JVC glasses (actually 2 pair would be best), we'll be happy to compare and write up our observations.
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