Originally Posted by conan48
The JVC is a big step up from the HW50es i just had. The 55 by all accounts is very much the same projector as the 50. The JVC has 4K eshift which yields a smother more refined image then the Sony. It's not true 4k but it still has a positive effect on the image. The JVC has MUCH better black levels. The Sony has less lag for gaming, less flicker, brighter 3D (still haven't tried 3D on JVC) and great out of the box performance.
You need the right room to really appreciate the JVC. The JVC has caused me to put black electrical tape over any and all LED equipment lights because it can effect black levels and I'm in a blacked out basement. In a less then ideal room, the JVC wouldn't be that much better then the Sony. The main weakness of the Sony is a poor lens, which causes a softer picture with RC processing turned off.
The problem with my Monster Vision on the JVC is that they are not properly blocking the left and right eye from each other. I'm getting EXTREME ghosting, basically to the point that i'm seeing the same image with glasses on or off. I plugged the monster vision VESA adapter into the JVC and just turned on the Monster Vision glasses. The emitter went green but it's obviously not working. Is there something else i should be doing? The glasses go dark and seem to sync with the emitter but something is wrong. Seems like the JVC is running at a different refresh rate or something this year. Maybe I'll try my optoma emitter and glasses and see what happens...
Thanks Conan. What do you think about this viewing environment? It's a multi-purpose living/theater room. I can black it out pretty well when I want (night & day) for watching Blu-ray.
Would I benefit from getting the JVC X500 over the Sony HW55?
My viewing env:
- 16' (L) x 12' (W) x 10' (H)
- Tan walls, except the screen wall, it will be flat non-reflective black paint (or hopefully Fidelio black velvet, WAF pending)
- Black tray ceiling w/ fiber-optic star ceiing (the tray starts at ~24" all the way around the room, the tray is black but the surround is white)
- Dark brown carpet (possible black rug, WAF pending)
- All black theater furniture (black cloth non reflective theater seating, black velvet on top of BDI Casata A/V cabinet)
- All black 5.1 speakers (Soundfield Audio L/R/C, Kef Q800ds Dipole Surrounds) and subwoofer (Rhythmik Audio FV15HP) (may all get wrapped in black velvet)
- Black tape already covers all the little LEDs on my equip as well (those are so distracting, but not anymore)
- Two windows directly behind the seating with black blackout blinds and black curtains
- 2 x 16' motorized curtains w/ black velvet curtain material (1 for each 16' (L) side wall)
- **Still unsure - Screen (120" 16:9) Stewart StudioTek 130 G3, EluneVision Reference Studio 4K (1.0g) or PureBright 4K (2.4g) still waiting on samples of the EluneVision, but should be here next weekEdited by Mr. Hatcher - 1/24/14 at 10:15pm