RS2 (FPJ1) to RS20 upgrade:
I've had a little bit of time to view the RS20 that replaced the FPJ1/RS2 a couple of weeks back. So far I'm very satisfied considering the minimal cost to upgrade from one to the other. If I would have spent thousands on the same upgrade a couple of uears ago I may be less satisfied.
The RS2 was already a great projector. The contrast was excellent, brightness (at sub 200 hours) was good, sharpness was as good as I expected, and colors were not too over the top when color saturation is dialed down a little. I did not like the lack of motorized controls and handling of pans/motion. It also had a bit too much black crush.
The RS20 is more of an incremental upgrade. I'd say it really just improves on an already good display. Other than the minimal cost to upgrade there have been no cons. The pros:
-brighter (even at 400+ hours but new lamp is on the way)
-more accurate color in the calibrated mode as well as THX mode
-deeper blacks noticeable on fade to blacks (not a tremendous difference here) though still crushes blacks a bit
-love the fixed iris
-a bit sharper and more apparent three dimensionality
-better handling of pans and motion in general
-motorized control of the lens
-auto lens cover (love this)
-a little quieter (didnt have a problem with the RS2)
Prior to purchasing it I was considering the RS40. The issues it seems to have turned me off. Then I considered the RS35. Considering it is probably a very minimal improvement over the RS20 I decided it wasn't worth twice the price. Now with the RS20 I will likely hang on to it until I find an amazing deal on a Sim2 or......