The info that is missing from most of the posts complaining about the Primaries on the RS1 not meeting the standards, is that the same is true of most digital displays
and has been since the beginning. Now all of the sudden there is this huge cry concerning this one display. It's ridiculous.
Get some perspective.
In the past, most digital PJs had very under saturated Green primaries (otherwise the PJs would be too dim). Blue has usually been very close to the standards. Red has been either under saturated or oversaturated depending on the particular PJ.
The Ruby and Pearl are in the same boat as the RS1, oversaturated primaries. Very few PJs have properly functioning CMS systems. If this is your major concern, then the solution is simple. Stop whining about the RS1 and buy one of them. (In fact, the Sharp 20K has a properly functioning CMS and it has pretty decent CR, too.)
JVC isn't going to "fix" the "problem". It was intentional.
Get over it. The fix would involve redesigning the entire PJ, or creating a CMS system for it. Unfortunately, JVC decided eliminate the CMS (which they originally touted in their pre-production samples) from the RS1's feature set. There is almost no chance that they are going to add it now.
If this is a deal breaker for you, then you need to face reality. It isn't going to change. You need to restrict yourself to one of the few displays that has the ability to remap its primaries and hire an ISF tech who has the additional know how as to how do this for you.
Somebody mentioned plasmas. Many of them are the worst when it comes to having oversaturated primaries. The CMS systems that I have seen in plasmas do not allow you to remap the primaries and set their Lightness, which means these systems are worth very little and can't adequately fix their problem either.
Just how many millions of posts do I have to read repeating the same complaint over and over ad nauseum. It is one thing to discuss the problem and possible solutions, as is being done by some posters. It's quite another to exagerate the magnitude of the problem and to act like this is something unique that JVC has done. For those of you trying to assess just how big of deal this is, read GregR's review of the RS1 in WSR. He puts this issue into proper perspective. Reading the AVS threads on the RS1 does not.
I would expect that the vast majority of complainers are coming from displays that have primaries that are no more accurate than those in the RS1, and they don't even know it.
Originally Posted by cpc
How serious is this saturation problem? How noticable is it if you compare the RS1 with the Pearl or Epson TW1000, Mitsubishi HC5000 etc etc?