Originally Posted by mishari84
For 2D when watching blu rays, which one would you pick?
Also Sony lamp is cheaper and much more reliable as I read.
It's all going to come down to personal preference so what I like may not be what you may choose. Having said that, the lesser black levels on the Sony is noticeable to me mainly on really dark scenes. This has been a pet peave of mine for years so at this point I might be inclined to say the JVC for 2D. However, I have an ND2 filter on the way that I am going to try out and see how it will impact black levels and overall picture quality. I've never used one before so I'm not sure what to expect but if that does help then I might change my mind. The Sony does have better motion and better FI. The FI in low mode on the Sony when watching 2D doesn't have as much of the soap effect as the JVC does and it seem smoother as well from what I have seen thus far.
Having said that I have an Dalite 2.4 HP screen which will raise black levels somewhat. For someone who does NOT have an HP screen black levels will likely be slightly better. When I saw the Sony on a non-HP screen in store the black levels looked pretty good to my eyes and perhaps a little better than what I am seeing at home due to my screen choice.
It's going to be a difficult choice as IMO there is no clear winner here. The JVC contrast is better and it has a powered lens shift with memory. The Sony is brighter, has much better 3D if you like FI, the FI is a little better, better smoother motion with less artifacts (not sure how much less at this point), RC makes the picture look sharper if it's not offensive to you, comes with 2 pairs of 3D glasses, a built in emitter, and a free lamp. A this point if I had a friend ask me which one he would get and if he were not a black level fanatic I'd probably recommend the Sony. If the same friend were a black level fanatic and had a light controlled darkened room I would tell him the JVC has better contrast and a better dynamic range.
Either way you go you are going to get a nice projector in this price range. If you want the Sony give Mike Garrett at AVScience a call as they have good pricing.