Originally Posted by Chris Dallas
I thought for SURE
we'd see several threads started by those that have visited the JVC room at Caesar's after all the HYPE!.
We at home are patiently waiting and btw for those that do visit PLEASE
ask if the production units will do the VERTICAL STRETCH
needed for CIH.
Come on folks please post your findings!
Kindly posted by kolson in the HD1 or RS1 thread yesterday:
I saw the RS1 in the JVC suite this afternoon (thanks Tom for the location info!). For those heading over, it is in the bedroom of their suite, playing on a Stewart ST130 that is 8 feet wide.
I didn't have any measuring equipment, but Tom's compatriot reported that it was at 14 FL using the low lamp mode. Certainly seemed more than bright enough. They are using one of the 1st generation HD-DVD players from Toshiba and were playing Fast & Furious Tokyo. Not my personal favorite movie, but we found some scenes that gave the projector a chance to show off.
I can only say that the hype we've seen on the forum appears to be fully justified. What a picture--the colors are more than spot on and the contrast is a huge improvement compared to the past generation. I can see why everyone who's seen it is impressed. When I bought my Marantz VP12-S3, there was a huge difference in contrast between the best DLP and the best LCOS (and a higher price for LCOS). Now I'd say the "real world" contrast is essentially equal between the two (comparing the best of each) and it is certainly better than anyone who shopped for a digital projector 5 or more years ago would have dreamed possible.
The projector is on a small table at the back of the room, so it was possible to put my ear right next to the fan. It certainly puts out a fair amount of heat! I am particularly sensitive about noise and this has resolved my concerns. I would say that it puts out about the same amount of noise as my Marantz.
For those interested in a high quality light canon, you should check out the Optoma booth at the convention center. They're using a "large venue" H81 with an anamorphic lens. If you need a lot of light, it is unbelievably good and the contrast is amazing.
Jason, please keep me on the RS-1 pre-order list, I'm anxious to put this one to work at home.