I hesitate a bit to add to the discussion because I am not as technical as others here are. I cannot measure brightness and such like that. But I put up my new JVC DLA-RS66U and I am very impressed. It replaced a JVC DLA-RS60U3D, a unit that had broken several times in the last year, so my dealer worked with me to replace it with a new unit and a new model..
I am using it with a Krell 707 3D unit and an Oppo 105 Blu Ray player. I also use it with a Verizon Cable TV box and, occasionally, with a Pioneer Laser Disc machine.
I am NOT a 3D fanatic, but I wanted to see how the Krell and the new projector handled 3D so I saw the movie Avatar in 3D.
First, the setting up was easier than I expected, I have it on a pole coming down from the ceiling. The default settings were basically good enough and I was surprised at how bright and colorful the picture was from the get go. The blacks were truly black also. The motor was quieter than the last model, but still a bit nosier than I would like. I guess I would like silence! Most important, the picture got even better after about 10 hours of use.
The one bad part of the 3D process are the glasses and set up. This unit comes with new system of 3D glasses. It does NOT use the old method IR method of 3D transmission, but RF, which requires the new glasses PK-AG3G (Two pair included) and new RF emitter: PK-EM2G also included. This unit and glasses are NOT included in the less expensive models, but they are in the 95. In small print somewhere they do state you can use the old system and old glasses. But, not knowing that, I bought two additional glasses
The units come without batteries, there is a rechargeable battery enclosed. While they come with a USB charger, they do not come with a wall socket, I had to buy one at Radio Shack.
You have to initiate the glasses before for use, which we found a pain in the neck. You can’t just pull the glasses out of the boxes and use them. This was a bit troubling. Nor, it the internal battery dies can you just put in a new battery, you have recharge the glasses. Yeah, these glasses are not always very comfortable.
How did it look in 3D?
Fantastic! I am NOT a 3D fan, but did want to make sure everything was working and was curious too at the new system. The picture was brighter, more colorful and much more detailed, far better than the old system and better than some movie houses. Also, the images that seem to come out off the screen and closer to the viewer were exceptional, where on the last projector they were just OK.
Sadly, the Krell unit had a bit of a problem communicating with the JVC and also with using DTS-HD and went back to the factory for a software update Wednesday. I’ll have it back just after the new year.