So I, like many others, am searching for a holdover pj until 4K comes WAY down...I used to be a DLP man until the purchase of a Panasonic VT50 inadvertently made me a black level snob, so I'm looking for a used JVC that will last 3-5 more years. The setup is a fairly dark family room (white ceiling only, looking to paint grey), 14 ft. back from a 106" 1.0 ga. screen, watch 80% night blockbuster movies and 20% pixar/disney animation (3D would be less than 5% total viewing, but I want it watchable...) so high brightness availability is a concern.
Specifically (and I know this is subjective), which series did JVC finally clean up their 3D enough for it not to be annoying as heck...I'm not looking for the Hobbit in HFR 3D here, just animation for the kids that won't give them (or me) a headache while watching. Also, I'm a little concerned at being underwhelmed on sharpness going from DLP to LCOS. Is e-shift really the "holy grail" of tack-sharp LCOS? I remember hearing the early ones weren't as bright as recent ones, the RS40s had bulb problems, RS50s had premature dimming problems, 40's/50's had bad 3D ghosting issues, etc. For those of you who sold or owned multiple iterations of the JVCs from the RS-1 forward, which ones are the best for my situation (budget is about $3,500 used). I'm especially interested in people's opinions who have come from DLP to LCOS (do you regret it, would you do something differntly?)
I realize due to the higher brightness requirement I should probably also be looking at the Sony HW50es...which I am, but I'm specifically looking for which JVC stacks up the best as the Sony's are relatively new and more expensive on the used market than some of the JVCs.