Originally Posted by GoCaboNow
I am curious about the lamp differences as well? I thought it was the RS50/40 year model that had the bulk of the problems?
Also, anyone care to chime in on eshift and eshift2? Most complaints I saw about eshift2 were tied to a bluray player setting or setting on the PJ producing weird artifacts - though Zombie documented his eshift being better than the eshift2 unit he had. Advance reports were eshift2 was much better than eshift but I have not seen user reports confirming this?
I have a rev2 JVC lamp in my RS55 and haven't had any issues with it. The Rev 3 with the flapper has been out for a while and I haven't seen an early dimming lamp complaint in quite a while. There was a time when the threads were on fire with this issue.
After studying e-shift 1 and 2 close up, I understand why the early impressions from the trade shows was that it's 'better'. It's the same reason reality creation had such a positive reaction. Some of the settings are 'overcooked' which looks great from a distance, but upon closer inspection, some would want to turn these settings down to something more reasonable.
Even before the MPC sharpening, something has changed between e-shift 1 and 2. it's not major, but I am able to see the difference in a direct A/B. When I had the 4810 and 55 side by side, I could work with the various e-shift 2 settings to get it to a closer match. However, something during the actual e-shift process has changed and the rendering of the overlapped images is a bit different which i've demonstrated in the various photos.
obviously I'm being picky here, but would have been fine if they left the current models with the older e-shift 1 process.
so everyone is clear, e-shift 2 looks very good, I just personally prefer e-shift 1.