Originally Posted by Bulldogger
The actual street price is what counts
And depending on your screen size/gain 400 lumen are just fine.
Everything is a compromise - after months of overblown rave people will realize that the JVC is no different. I still think it is a tremendous unit and any SXRD/DILA "fan" will be more than satisfied with it. BUT it is very different from the unique DLP look. Pick your poison!
I assume you dont see rainbows? I happened to see a Sharp a few days ago and it looked great...for about 5minutes when I started noticing the RBE. I felt like I was on an acid trip, and it was very distracting.
I dont see how anyone could buy this unit, or any 1-chip DLP personally.
These numbers are still very impressive IMO. I am sure with a few tweaks, that CR could get even a bit closer to the 15000, but even at 13000, this is phenom! When the specs first came out for this unit, the native CR was rated at 10000:1. IF JVC had kept these specs, we would all be overjoyed at this part of the report. The lumens will hit the 700 no doubt at min throw, so this should be no surprise to anyone, and we should actually be happy as JVC has accurately reported this. The ansi could be a bit higher, BUT it has not gone backwards at all compared to Qualia, Ruby, Pearl and I see that as a positive.
Of course this unit could not completely live up to the INSANE hype it has built around here, but it is coming very close which is incredible IMO. The only other projector I was really considering is the Pearl, and there is not even a thought between this unit and the Pearl from what we know at this stage. No DI is a huge upgrade alone over the Pearl, not to mention the Gennum chip, better placement options, convergence adjustment, etc......
Also, this is one report from some random source. I am curious to see what Jason reports.
The real test is what we see before our eyes, and getting caught up in slightly different numbers is rediculous. By all acounts this unit throws a mind blowing image and a noticable upgrade to other units in its class (Pearl....). Certainly all you guys who are dissapointed will not ignore what your eyes are seeing on screen which is going to be just what has been reported
I dont see this report as a dissapointment at all personally. This unit will destroy my 900 I am using now, and looks to be much better than the Pearl I almost purchased so many times (So glad I did not jump on the Pearl now after seeing this report, and the cine4home report) JMO