Originally Posted by swest
... I should never have let my son ask me questions about upgrading his projector... I was happy, very happy, with my SP8602. I need Agent K to use his Neuralyzer on me.
Originally Posted by zombie10k
The Infocus SP8602 was a good DLP for it's time period but get ready to see contrast that the 8602 couldn't dream of. You can thank your son after the upgrade.
.. received my nearly
new JVC DLA-RS600
today (a Dealer Demo Deal
... Thank you, Lee Weber/Boston HiFi!!!).
.. already had the shelf ready, waiting for its lovely load (I had always ceiling mounted my PJs before, but decided to go with a shelf this time... I mean, it's got those 4 cute little feet, right? Why not use 'em)
.. fired it up... had a little bit of a scare when HDMI-1 (where I plugged in my Monoprice "Cabernet Series Active High Speed HDMI® Cable with RedMere® Technology, 40ft" cable -- been using it with my InFocus for about a year now), and HDMI-1 said, "no input, you idiot
" (or similar...)
I will confess to having not studied the manual... maybe there's something special about HDMI-1 (?)
Anyway, I moved it over to HDMI-2, and... yep: Picture!
And, What! A! Picture! Futurama
never looked so good
. I finally pulled myself away, and switched over to SyFy HD
, and "The Lone Ranger" mmm... Johnny Depp's warpaint... mesmerizing! But... alas, the bliss wasn't to last... My Son (the Doctor
, and the one that got me all stirred up about upgrading PJs, see above) rang me up, and wanted us to get online for our nightly Zombie Killin' session (or, whatever is our "Bad Guy, du jour"... currently, we've joined Tom Clancy's Division
, to clean up NYC... we think...)
I can't believe what a striking, and immediately
appreciable, contrast (he he, you see what I did there?) there is between the Infocus SP8602 DLP and the JVC DLA-RS600 D-ILA (aka LCOS/SXRD/etc).
I have always been a DLP kinda guy, and I still think that they can throw a great picture. This SP8602 makes for a very
enjoyable Home Theater experience. But I just wasn't prepared for the difference that the greater contrast ratio of the JVC makes in the image. It is just beautiful. And, also, I didn't fully realize the effect of the Rainbow Effect. The RBE has been with me so long (13 years now, since my first Samsung rear projector), that I am practically immune to its distraction. And, I consider myself lucky, because it's not that I don't see
the RBE (and, personally, I've never really accepted the possibility that there are people who don't even 'see' the rainbows... I think that's just self-deception - anyway, I certainly see them), it's just that, for whatever reason, they never became an obsession that ruined my viewing experience.
But, now that I have a projection experience completely free
of rainbows, I realize that they have a near-constant negative effect on the stability of an image. I recognize now that any
scene which contains a very bright, nearly white portion, against, or alongside, things of normal lighting, are just not stable
, for lack of a better word. My go-to example, for a long time, of particularly egregious RBE, was that scene in Gladiator, after Maximus has been enslaved to Proximo, where he is scraping off the 'SPQR' from his arm. There is a candle, right next to him, in that otherwise darkened room. Now that
was offputting. But, in general, not so much... at least, not for me.
Now that I'm free of them, however, I see the light (he he... I did it again...)
I gotta go to bed. It's late.
I hope to spend some quality time with this new toy over the weekend. Tomorrow night is movie night, anyway, so I'll get to try out the new PJ on some friends. Unfortunately, Saturday is my D&D group's regularly scheduled game night (i.e., The Bi-Weekly NerdFest), so I may not get much time to play with it until Sunday.
I got a lot to learn.
Thanks for a great Thread (i.e., the "Official JVC RS600 / RS500 (X950R / X750R - X9000 / X7000) Owners Thread"), I know it's going to continue to be helpful to me.