Originally Posted by PanosVog
In Italian forum they maked an interesting shootout between JVC X700, Sony VW500ES and HW55ES. You can see it here
He also claims that all the projectors were calibrated, but he doesn't mention any specific details or any measurements.
Hello there, I'm the author of that post on the Italian forum. On my short and personal review of that event, I mentioned all the technical details I was able to gather from the demonstrator:
- White screen with 1.2 gain and 4m base (it was a 2.35:1 - so its diagonal size in inches was 170")
- JVC DLA RS57 projector calibrated as 6500° K, Gamma 2.2, Rec. 709, lamp set to Low, CMD switched off. With this setup the image of the calibrated JVC projector measured on the screen was 26cd
- Source: HD Video 1080p PAL from Arca system player
Of course, I was there just to get a preview of this projector, so I couldn't possibly spend the whole day with a Lumagen, a colorimeter and a CalMAN…
Originally Posted by zombie10k To use an analogy of painting, the JVC is a Caravaggio, while the Sony 500 a Van Gogh'
I am going to start using dead artists to compare projectors going forward.
That wasn't the only comment I made to describe the performance of the JVC vs Sony projectors - but I believe it summed up their relative strengths anyway. If you don't know the style of the two painters I mentioned (of course I didn't choose them merely because "they're dead"), I strongly suggest to learn more about them. Caravaggio
is a master of midtones and shadows, while Van Gogh
is known for his very vivid and colorful paintings.
In any case, I believe I'm going to order a white X500R… It's a pity that I must wait 2014 to get it!