Originally Posted by Mark Petersen
Fujinon lens which makes a person wonder how the margins can work on such a low priced projector.
A JVC rep at the after party told me a combination of drops in prices on components and a huge ramp up in production (number of units they intend to sell) allowed them to lower the price as much as they did. I'm sure there are other factors as well, possibly profits from rear projection that may have compensated R&D efforts, but it sounded like those were the main reasons.
Also, there's some positive news for those looking to use an anamorphic lens for CH 2.35. One of the JVC reps said they're working with the software engineers to try and get the vertical stretch worked into the firmware, so you won't need an external scalar. Of course, these sorts of things sometimes fall through, but at least there's an attempt to get the necessary scaling on-board.
I had a great time at the after-party (thanks Kei and co) and it was good to be able to throw some questions at those JVC guys. The H10K was expertly calibrated, the color was jaw-dropping. I found out just how important color was to me, even more so than contrast ratio (which tends to hold the crown around here). I'm very much looking forward to seeing an RS1 - I only wish I was in the position to buy (from AVS) right now. However, it'll definitely be on the list when that time rolls around.