I have been keeping up with this and the other various threads on this PJ as well as several others.
A question for you guys that have seen both of these PJs: Sony 50ES and JVC RS48 or RS4810
Which one would work out best in the following conditions?
Media room with dark walls and carpet but light ceiling...no windows...dedicated room (more or less).
Room size is 16X18X10 feet.
Screen will be a white 1.0-1.4 gain 2.40 aspect. (Still debating this one)
Throw about 15-16 feet.
Seating distance 10-12 feet
Mostly movies...we will have a decent LCD TV in the Great Room so TV is not a priority on this one.
3D will be only a novelty...I find it makes me get motion sick and gives me a headache very quickly so it will be a very low priority.
Sports...only very infrequently. TV only for very special stuff or maybe Dish movies on HD.
No anamorphic lens.
My priority is a great movie experience.
That's going to be a tough call. I'll give my opinion but it's probably nothing that anyone else hasn't stated already. It sound like 2D movie watching is your priority.
The JVCs are going to have the better black levels and contrast. I have the RS45 (haven't tried selling it yet but plan on it very soon) and the HW50 and despite what reviewers say the difference is noticeable. I have a 119" screen with a 17.5' throw onto a Dalite HP screen. I am also only about 9' from the screen.
On the flip side the question is will you use frame interpolation? If so you'll find that with FI motion is a bit smoother on the Sony and this really makes a difference. Also, the RC on the Sony make the image a bit sharper than what I am seeing on my JVC. My assumption is that this will be true of the RS48 as well. Reviewers noted that e-shift gives similar sharpness on the RS4810 to Sony's RC and if true that might make the difference with the RS4810 worth the upgrade. I wouldn't have said that several months ago before I received my HW50. The image is also cleaner on my HW50 than it was on my RS45.
So if I were only concerned about 2D picture quality and if I didn't use FI, then I would likely choose the RS48 or RS4810 over the HW50 merely because contrast will be better. However, being one that uses FI the smoothness of motion in combination with RC makes a nice improvement over the JVCs (but the assumption is the RS4810 will display similar sharpness to the Sony). The Sony is also brighter which might be a consideration if you have a larger screen.
Lastly, if your only viewing of 3D is in the theater you might find 3D in home projection different. I've had friends who were turned off to 3D only to like it much better even when viewing on my RS45 with all the issues it displayed with 3D and the Sony is MUCH better in comparison.
Good luck in whatever you choose!